Councillors meet with Dept officials over direct provision plan for Letterkenny

A meeting between members of the Letterkenny Milford Municipal District and officials from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth heard that Councillors and the local community were disappointed that there was no prior opportunity to engage with the Department before a contract for a direct provision centre in Letterkenny was signed.

60 families will start to arrive to accommodation on the Port Road from early next year on a phased basis.

Assurances were sought at the meeting yesterday that the housing facilities would be fit for purpose and that all supports and services necessary to meet the needs of the families would be provided.

Cathaoirleach of the Letterkenny Milford Municipal District, Councillor Donal Coyle says while a thorough discussion was had, much more work needs to be done: