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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Time to meet the new neighbours

It has been confirmed that the Murray family will move in to their new home on the Old Cratloe Road in the coming days.

Despite objections from some 60 odd residents of the Old Cratloe Road Clonile housing estate, The county Council has purchased a house worth around 270,000 that the Murray family will now rent.

The house has a converted garage which can be used for the daily physiotherapy programme drawn up for her children, Millie and Gavin, who were badly burned in a September petrol bomb attack.

Six-year-old Millie will be allowed home from Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin for Christmas, but a final decision on whether four-year-old Gavin can come home has yet to be taken by his doctors. Ms Murray was given the news when she met council officials at city hall. More than 60 residents had signed a petition opposing the Murray family being moved into the estate. Ms Murray and her four other children are living in cramped conditions with relatives in Garryowen.

The council had been determined to find the family a new home ever since 6 year old Millie and 4 year old Gavin were injured in an arson attack back in September.

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