Property repossessions are a daily occurrence in the North West, says a spokesman for Land League

Practice condemned by the ICSA.

Sligo News File.

Property repossessions are happening on a daily basis in the North West, according to a spokesman for the Land League Gerry O’Boyle.

His comments follow an incident where eight security workers were allegedly injured during the repossession of property in Strokestown last week.

O’Boyle said the eviction was not an isolated incident and is occurring across Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock has called on financial institutions and vulture funds to cease what he called “the draconian act of forced eviction.

He said: “The unfortunate scenes at a Roscommon farmyard over recent days were reminiscent of something from the turn of the century. Nobody wants to see families being dragged and beaten out of their homes by security personnel.”

The ICSA, he added, is at the forefront of dealing with people in debt and has seen a sharp rise in the number of people seeking help with their efforts to restructure their debt issues with their lenders.

“Violence at farm gates is not the answer; meditation is the only show in town and ICSA are here to assist farm families who are making a genuine effort to honour their commitments, he said.