100 asylum seekers have been relocated from a Monaghan hotel

Nearly 100 asylum seekers have been relocated from a Monaghan hotel to free up rooms for Ireland’s Tourist Season.

The Department of Justice and Equality has been using emergency accommodation over the last six months or so as Ireland’s 38 Direct Provision Centres are currently at capacity. Campaigners have criticised the instability of locating people in remote accommodation. The majority have been relocated to a hotel in Co Meath with others dispersed to B&BS in co Monaghan.

Jennifer DeWan from NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, says Direct Provision isn’t a suitable solution to the situation and fears they are having difficulties contracting new hotels.