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26 locations chosen to accommodate influx of refugees

Members of the Irish public gathered on Sandymount Strand on Sunday the 13th of September 2015 in solidarity with people in need of international protection. Together they sent the message "Refugees Welcome". This action was organised by a colaition of Irish NGOs and associations who have come together in response to the humanitarian crisis which has seen the largest number of displaced people since World War II.

2016 will see the arrival of up to 4,000 refugees in the country, and 26 locations have been deemed suitable to provide housing and accommodation for them.

The locations are Killarney, Kilkenny, Carlow, Cavan, Monaghan, Carrickmacross, Carrick-on-Shannon, Roscommon, Sligo, Ballina, Castlebar, Ennis, Limerick, Cork, Tralee, Thurles, Portlaoise, Tullamore, Waterford, Naas, Arklow, Mullingar, and in the four Dublin local authority areas.

The refugees will first be accommodated in “reception centres” for eight to ten weeks, where they will be provided with basic English lessons, and also taught skills such as how to use the euro, before they are moved to permanent homes.

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