Dep of Justice gives non-answer to question on rumours that up to 70 migrants are on their way to Achill Island – – Our News, Your Views

Dep of Justice gives non-answer to question on rumours that up to 70 migrants are on their way to Achill Island

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Amidst swirling rumours surrounding the possible plantation of yet another large group of migrants in small rural community, this time Achill Island, the Department of Justice has given a meandering and confusing response.

The news has been circulating that 70 Migrants are to be housed by the Department of Justice at the Achill Head Hotel, Keel East, Pollagh, Co. Mayo by the end of October and in a response to a query on the issue by Mid-West Radio 96.1 FM the Department issued this statement

“In early September 2018, demand for accommodation exceeded the number of bed spaces available in our accommodation centres. As demand continued to rise, the Department sought expressions of interest for emergency temporary accommodation which was advertised in the national media in January of this year.
It should be noted that there are currently 36 emergency accommodation locations all over the country. These emergency centres are temporary and short term in nature pending the opening of new centres. Emergency accommodation is provided through hotels and guest houses. To protect the identification and privacy of applicants and other guests, we do not publicly identify these premises.
All State service providers are notified once an applicant is given accommodation – as applicants are provided with a suite of State services while their claim is being legally examined.”

In response Mid-West FM asked for the direct question to be answered and asked the Department of Justice for further clarification.

In other towns currently being targeted for migrant plantations as part of the EU’s resettlement programme such as Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary and Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim locals have been taken aback at the secrecy of the government’s plans.

It has been speculated by indigenous rights activists after their success in Oughterard and Rooskey and as resistance to population replacement in Ireland continues to grow, particularly in rural areas, the government is becoming more guarded in its migrant settlement plans.

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