The International Protection Service says it is working to limit the use of emergency accommodation, to reduce the likelihood that a person may have to move from one location to another.
This comes after Bangladeshi woman, Tarranna Hoque, who was living in emergency accommodation in Monaghan for over a year was relocated against her wishes.
Tarranna Hoque had been living in The M Hotel, formerly Tracey's, in Carrickmacross.
She disputed the decision to move her as she was concerned about isolation, health issues and her desire to complete a course with the CMETB and find employment locally. However, on the 6th of April she was transferred to a new centre in Moate, Co Westmeath.
In a statement to Northern Sound, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth said it does not comment on individual cases.
But it says that accommodation is made available to all international protection applicants who choose to avail of IPAS accommodation.
It says that due to pressure on the system, some asylum seekers are accommodated in emergency accommodation on a temporary basis and as accommodation becomes available in permanent centres, IPAS seeks to move people from emergency accommodation into the available accommodation at the permanent centre.
The Department says it recognises that any move is difficult for a person and it does listen to the concerns of residents being moved, however, it is not always possible to match every applicant among the 7,000 residents with accommodation that meets every individual's expectations.