First residents of Direct Provision Centre arrive later this month

 

The first residents of Letterkenny's Direct Provision Centre are due to arrive by the end of this month.

The Cathaoirleach of the Letterkenny Milford Municipal District has confirmed that work at the centre has been completed.

Up to 60 families were due to start to arrive to the direct provision centre in Letterkenny earlier this year.

Their arrival was delayed due to Covid-19 and the first group of residents are expected to now arrive at the end of this month.

The Cathaoirleach of the Letterkenny Milford Municipal District has confirmed that asylum seekers currently in emergency accommodation in Portsalon will be moved to the direct provision centre in Letterkenny as part of the first group of residents of the centre.

Work has been carried out at the former student accomodation on the Port Road ahead of their arrival.

A mobilisation inspection will be carried out at the centre on Friday.

Following on from which, Councillors will be given the opportunity to also visit the centre and raise any further concerns with the Department at a follow-up meeting.