Last of the tents removed from Patrick’s Quay

Last of the tents removed from Patrick’s Quay
Tents on St Patricks Quay before their removal. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

CORK City Council has removed the last remaining tents from Patrick’s Quay and erected a temporary fence.

The local authority executed a court order for the removal of the tents following a number of attempts to engage with people living there.

The Man With No Name on Patrick's Quay, Cork. Photo: Billy macGill.
The Man With No Name on Patrick's Quay, Cork. Photo: Billy macGill.

A man who had lived in a small marquee on the Quay, who identifies as ‘No name’ in order to avoid societal conventions, had become well-known in Cork over the last year for his white marquee tent and his preference to not engage with State services.

The 53-year-old English man said his tents were taken away in recent days, in two separate incidents, without his knowledge.

“A friend of mine said they saw a grey van come and take the stuff on both days.

“My clothes, shoes, raincoat, hat and water were inside,” he added.

No Name said he will now have to build something from the remnants of the marquee which was heavily damaged in last week’s weather and some duvet covers he has found.

A spokesperson for Cork City Council said the local authority and homeless service, Cork Simon, had tried to engage with the man on a number of occasions to provide alternative accommodation.

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