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Around Thirty Asylum Seeker To Be Housed At Leitrim Direct Provision Centre

Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

8:37 AM - 29 Nov 2019



Less than 30 asylum seekers will be housed in a County Leitrim Direct Provision Centre - after fears from locals, the figure could be higher.

There had been initial plans for up to 130 people at the Ballinamore facility, however, they were put on hold following protests.

The Government says seven families will be moved into apartments in the town next month - which a community group has welcomed saying the plan is more sensible.

"We welcome the fact that the Minister is facilitating the fact that it will be families to live and work amongst us. Ballinamore has never said no to housing asylum seekers, it has always been about working with the community," said Gordon Hughes from Ballinamore Community Group.

"Like I can understand their concerns, but at the same time we are also bringing GP services to Ballinamore to increase that help," said Paul Collins who is the developer and CEO of Remcoll Group.

"And what we find is also all the other services seem to improve as populations increase. I think people need to give everything a chance to develop."

 

 



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