Listen: Syrians come to Monaghan

The Department of Justice confirmed earlier this year that 4,000 refugees and asylum seekers will be offered sanctuary in Ireland.

More than 120 are currently housed at the restored Abbeyfield hotel in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon which is one of three emergency orientation and reception centres in the country – the other two are Monasterevin and Dungarven.

In July, it was announced that 14 families would be resettled in County Leitrim (Carrick on Shannon and Drumshanbo)

This week we heard that County Monaghan has been designated as a resettlement county for 20 Syrian families.

The County Council is tasked with providing suitable accommodation to meet the needs of the 90 men, women and children fleeing from the war torn region.

But what exactly is the local authority’s plan to deal with and support their needs in terms of housing and other social supports?

Community and development officer with Monaghan County Council Bernie Bradley joined us on the show Friday to tell us more