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Lucan: Palmerstown Lodge subjected to brutal brawl on June 9

Palmerstown Lodge B&B is no longer being used as emergency accommodation following the aftermath of a brutal fight outside its premises.
The B&B and its locality was subjected to a brawl in the early hours of June 9, involving 15 members of the traveller community – leaving a father of two dead, three hospitalised, and one man charged with murder.
Local residents were woken up by the disturbance and could see blood-soaked clothes strewn across the village roads in the aftermath of the fight.
The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) have now confirmed that they “are no longer making new emergency placements into this commercial facility”.
Local Minister Frances Fitzgerald welcomed the development after making representations to the DRHE – who work on behalf of the four Dublin councils.
In a letter sent to Palmerstown residents, Minister Fitzgerald stated: “I know that many local residents were upset by the recent tragic incident. Following this incident, I sought and received a report from the Garda. I also made representations to the DRHE to voice local concerns regarding the appropriateness of the use of this B&B for the provision of temporary and emergency accommodation, for particularly mothers and children.
“I have now received a letter from the DRHE which confirms that they “are no longer making new emergency placements into this commercial facility.
“I welcome this development and I will continue to work with residents in response to any further concerns that exist or may arise,” said Minister Fitzgerald.
Local residents have previously complained that the B&B was being used by people booking rooms for parties, causing a disturbance in the area.

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