Tenants in Dublin are fighting the proposed sale of the houses they are living in.

Houses on two Dublin streets, St Patrick's Avenue and Enaville Avenue are to be auctioned on the 25 October. Residents say that they will not move out without a court order.

Their homes are to be auctioned at the end of this month.

Caitríona Heaney, who has been a tenant on the street for eight years, explains that she has nowhere to go.

If the Corporation don’t house us, we are going to be on the streets.

When prospective buyers came to view the homes over the weekend, residents blocked their entry. Residents say that they will block them again on the next viewing date.

Another resident Rachel Flood says she does not want to leave the area as that is where her family have their lives.

The houses were bought by builder Austin Kelly for £210,000 ten years ago. At auction, the houses are expected to fetch about £2.7 million.

While the tenants are determined to fight for their homes, Clodagh Memery of Threshold explains that their legal position is weak.

The residents are now setting up a committee to campaign against the sale of the homes.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 October 2000. The reporter is Colm O’Callaghan.