Galway Bay fm newsroom – A property auction has now resumed in the city after it had to be temporarily abandoned due interruptions from protestors.
Up to 20 protestors entered the auction room and disrupted proceedings shortly after the event got underway at 3 this afternoon.
One property was sold before proceedings were temporarily suspended for half an hour, leaving 18 properties on the list.
It follows a similar protest in Dublin earlier this month where Allsop Space was forced to cancel its event.
The group held the demonstration to highlight concerns over the sale of some houses which they claim were repossessed.
Auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan assured the protestors that 90 per cent of the properties were private sales, not bank sales
Shortly after this exchange further discussion then took place between the protestors and the auctioneers and it was agreed to remove two receiver sales from the list.
Gardaí remain at the scene of the auction in the Harbour Hotel in the city.
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