‘Thirteen documented families to arrive in Castlerea next month’

Local politicians who met with Department of Integration officials on Monday on the issue of accommodation of asylum seekers in Castlerea have stated that thirteen families are scheduled to move into the Riverwalk Apartments in the town in mid-June.

The statement was issued by Eugene Murphy (Fianna Fáil senator), Michael Fitzmaurice (Independent TD), Claire Kerrane (Sinn Féin TD), Aisling Dolan (Fine Gael senator) and Cllrs Paschal Fitzmaurice and Nigel Dineen on Monday evening, and reads as follows:

“Following a meeting with Department officials, it has been clarified that thirteen families would be accommodated at River Walk, Castlerea.

“This does not include single males. It was stated that these people are documented families already in the International Protection System.

“Subject to ongoing negotiations for accommodation approval, it is expected that families will arrive in mid-June.

“We will make a further statement when we have more information”.

The statement was in the name of Eugene Murphy, Michael Fitzmaurice, Claire Kerrane, Aisling Dolan, Paschal Fitzmaurice and Nigel Dineen.