What about the Irish homeless? ‘Additional capacity’ for migrants this week, says O’Gorman – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

What about the Irish homeless? ‘Additional capacity’ for migrants this week, says O’Gorman




Asylum seekers will have access to “additional capacity” this week, according to Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman, reports RTE.

It occurs as more than a hundred tents are being set up on Dublin’s Grand Canal, extending from Baggot Street Bridge to Wilton Place on one bank of the waterway.

Minister O’Gorman told RT├ë News: “We will have additional capacity available across this week. And we will be working hard with other government agencies to ensure we can provide offers to those currently sleeping rough on the ground now that they’re here,” reports RTE.

The Grand Canal, he declared that he would be collaborating with organisations to guarantee lodging could be provided.

As stated by Minister of State Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, the government is trying to relocate applicants for international protection to “more sustainable, alternative accommodation”.

“The reality is we can’t allow tents build up where there are no sanitation facilities, where there are no good health facilities,” Ms Carroll MacNeill said, reports RTE.

Tell us your thoughts in the Facebook post and share this with your friends.

Share this story with a friend

Share this story

Tell us what you think on our Facebook page