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Govt says over 1,000 migrants are now without State accommodation

Currently, 1,010 freshly arrived asylum seekers are without a place to stay offered by the State, reports RTE.

Numerous homeless International Protection Applicants are camped out outside the International Protection Office in Dublin’s city centre, causing many to sleep on the streets.

Due to a shortfall, the State stopped housing new male applicants for international protection on December 4 of last year.

Since then, 171 people who first appeared seeking international protection have been provided accommodations after undergoing a vulnerability assessment, reports RTE.

After being originally turned down for housing, 255 more people were given the opportunity to live, and the most, if not all, of these people were reported to the International Protection Accommodation Service by homeless or other agencies due to their rough sleeping habits.

Speaking this afternoon in Dublin, Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman said: “The focus in recent weeks has been to ensure we can provide accommodation for female and family applicants,” reports RTE.

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