Sherlock’s ‘relief’ as deal ends eviction protest

Limerick Leader -

ALMOST one year after he barricaded himself and his five children into their home to fight the threat of eviction, West Limerick farmer Seamus Sherlock has spoken of his “relief” at reaching a deal with his creditors.


Mr Sherlock this week reached an agreement with Bank of Scotland over an unpaid €400,000 loan that will see him and his family remain in their home. The deal brings to an end Mr Sherlock’s long-running protest at his Feohanagh farm, which saw impromptu barricades erected, attracted hundreds of supporters from across the country, and drew media attention from as far afield as the United States.

Speaking this Wednesday Mr Sherlock said that he was happy the “stressful” experience was over, and paid tribute to the family and friends that have supported him since his protest began on August 16 last year.

“I’m relieved more than pleased. It was going on a long time. The one positive thing coming out of it was giving people hope. A lot of people called to me, local people, asking me ‘is it true?’. Hope was in short supply for a long time”.


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