A Dublin couple say their eviction from their rented home today was illegal. Violet and Martin Coyne appeared in court this afternoon for contempt of court for failing to comply with orders to leave the house.
The case has been adjourned until October, while an agreement has been reached to allow for their possessions to be taken from the property this evening.
At 7.30am this morning, bailiffs from the Dublin Sheriffs office and receivers from KPMG, accompanied by gardaí, evicted Mr and Mrs Coyne.
Mr and Mrs Coyne leave court
The house on Luttrel Drive in Carpenterstown has been repossessed by ACC Bank after the landlord's company went into receivership.
The couple had been renting the property for 15 years.
They were notified in November 2010 that their tenure was being terminated because the house was being put up for sale.
They are on a housing list, but they have been waiting for four years without any success.
They have appeared in court a number of times and were told they would be jailed if they did not evacuate the house.
Mr Coyne told the Pat Kenny Show here on Newstalk earlier they were thrown out of their house in their night clothes.
They appeared in court this afternoon, during which counsel for the Coynes claimed an eviction from a domestic tenancy was illegal. The case been adjourned until October 7th.
The Coynes - who could face imprisonment for contempt of court - say they cannot find alternative accommodation.
And Mrs Coyne says they do not know where they will stay tonight.