A Christian organisation has been slammed for evicting 30 people, many of them in a vulnerable state, from a residential home in Wicklow.
Carraig Eden in Greystones, Co Wicklow, was allocated as accommodation for people recovering from addiction and at risk of becoming homeless, but the property is now being sold by Christian Churches Ireland as they stand to make a profit from the sale.
Deputy John Brady told the Irish Daily Mirror : “Christian Churches describe themselves as being committed to rejoicing in each other’s successes and encouraging in times of difficulties, but in reality their values appear to be much more financially driven than towards the common good.”
He added: “All 30 residents have completed an 11 month residential rehabilitation programme with Tiglin.
“Carraig Eden plays a critical role as a step down facility and residents can remain there for up to three years receiving the necessary supports from Tiglin.”
The property has been arranged for sale to a private developer for an estimated €3 million.
A campaign by locals is underway to block the sale and has already raised €20,000.
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