Here is a weird case. All that is needed is for some good Irish genealogist to find a living heir. The heir will receive a home in Dublin and the government then should be able to evict a squatter who has lived in the house without permission for 30 years.
Desmond Grogan broke into the home of Alice Dolan at Enniskerry Road, Dublin, Ireland, after her death in October 1981. He gained access to the house through the back door in February 1982 after learning, in the course of his employment in the auctioneering business, of Ms Dolan's death and apparent absence of any next of kin. He has lived there since with his wife.
Irish authorities recently tried to evict Grogan but a combination of the Statute of Limitations plus the government's inability to find an heir (who would be the "victim" in a legal action), the authorities have been unable to find a legal reason to evict the squatter.
There must be heirs. While Alice Dolan never had children, she must have had siblings or cousins or nieces or nephews or some other distant relative who legally is an heir. The authorities haven't been able to find such an heir but I suspect a genealogist could find one or more.
You can read more in an article by Mary Carolan in the IrishTimes.com web site at http://goo.gl/asQLY.
My thanks to Robert Boddington for telling me about this unusual story.
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