Council begins demolition of vested homes

Derry City Council had been threatening to forcibly evict residents in houses in land around the City of Derry Airport vested to the Council by the Northern Ireland Regional Development minister, but the BBC reports that, two weeks after the deadline, while two houses are being demolished, some residents remain. From the BBC report

Contractors are knocking down two of the 17 homes vested by Derry City Council last year. Their former owners have already moved, but other residents have vowed to stay in defiance of the Council’s order.

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