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60 modular homes earmarked for Ukrainian refugees in Cavan town

Aug 3, 2022 16:08 By News Northern Sound
60 modular homes earmarked for Ukrainian refugees in Cavan town 60 modular homes earmarked for Ukrainian refugees in Cavan town
Refugees from Ukraine walk with their suitcases after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland. Many Ukrainians are leaving the country after military actions by Russia on Ukrainian territory.
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'I have asked the Department and the OPW to liaise with the local community firstly'

A site in Cavan town has been earmarked for the development of 60 modular homes for Ukrainian refugees.

This is according to Deputy Niamh Smyth who received a briefing from the Department of Children and the OPW on the matter.

She told Northern Sound this afternoon that the site is owned by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and there are currently 800 Ukrainian refugees in the county.

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Deputy Smyth said that many refugees are living in the countryside with little or no access to shops, GP services or education.

She added the development in Cavan town would serve to meet the needs of those fleeing Russian aggression in their homeland.

"I have asked the Department and the OPW to liaise with the local community firstly," continued Deputy Smyth.

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"My understanding is that this area has already been identified in the new county development plan as an open community space for amenities.

"I know the area well - it is a high density populated area and Con Smith Park which is beside it, is currently under construction.

"And, I also know that the amenity space that we have in Cavan town is no where close to where it needs to be."

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