Minister to visit refugees in Donamon

Kerrane raises need for supports

Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane has called for greater supports for those providing accommodation and services to Ukrainian refugees at the former Cuisle holiday resort in Donamon.

  Deputy Kerrane commended Roscommon Lions Club, Roscommon County Council, and local volunteers who prepared the facility.

  The Sinn Féin TD raised the issue with Minister for Community and Rural Development Heather Humphreys during Priority Questions in the Dáil on Tuesday.

  “Minister Darragh O’Brien confirmed this evening (Tuesday) that he is aware of the arrival of Ukrainian refugees at Donamon and the huge effort by the local community to make the accommodation available,” Deputy Kerrane said.

“The Minister confirmed he intends to visit Donamon to see the situation on the ground for himself and to see the level of response and if there are any gaps”.

  The Roscommon TD said she had been contacted by Roscommon Lions Club, who highlighted the need for extra supports.

  “I am proud that our county is playing its part in providing a roof over the heads of people fleeing for their lives. They deserve our support and I commend the community and all who rolled up their sleeves in Donamon to create a home for refugees,” she said.

  “All of the good work by the community and voluntary sector must be backed up by resources from Government. I welcome the Minister’s intention to visit Donamon”.