More than a dozen people have gathered inside the gates of a house in Co Roscommon in support of a family at the centre of a repossession row.

The McGann family had been given until midday to vacate the house at Falsk near Strokestown.

The house has been at the centre of a long-running legal battle between the family and KBC bank.

In a judgment at the High Court last month, Mr Justice Senan Allen said he was satisfied from the evidence that the defendants had no entitlement to be on the property.

He said the bank had obtained and executed a valid possession order over the property, and that the McGanns are trespassers on the property.

It is not clear if the McGanns are at the house today.

When asked if the family were inside or had any plans to leave, one supporter replied that they were "safe and well".

Last December, the family was evicted from the property on foot of a repossession order KBC obtained several years ago.

In a statement, KBC said that while it does not comment on individual cases "the repossession of a family home is always a last resort and comes after a long period of time when all avenues have been exhausted, from a financial and legal perspective". 

KBC said that in all cases like this, it makes "every effort to find a solution". 

It said that "this is a legal matter, the execution of a court order and to reflect our respect of same" , it has no further comment to make.