Family move from a house they say was haunted to a four berth caravan with no running water.

The Courtney family left their council house in Ballymahon, County Longford because they believed it was haunted.

The family reported hearing strange noises in the house and appealed to the church and the council for help. Failing to get the help they wanted, they decided to leave the house and are now living in a caravan without utilities or hope of being rehoused.

Mary and Patrick Courtney, and their son Patrick spoke to RTÉ News about their experiences. RTÉ News also spoke to their former neighbours, at Saint Matthew's Terrace, who are largely in agreement with the family that the house may be haunted.

Longford County Council Manager, Michael Killeen, says that there is little the council can do to help the family who he says have voluntarily left their home. A new family are due to occupy the house at 13 St. Matthew's Terrace in the coming days.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 March 1985. The reporter is Paul Blanchfield.