Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (160)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

160. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and location of each emergency reception and orientation centre; the capacity of each; the number of residents living in each centre by length of stay in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22592/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Persons arriving in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) are initially accommodated in Emergency Reception and Accommodation Centres (EROCs).

Two EROCs are in operation. These are:

- The Abbeyfield Hotel, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

- The Clonea Strand Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

In addition, the IRPP has the use of dedicated EROC places within the Mosney Accommodation Centre, Julianstown, Co. Meath. These places are currently being allocated to the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) but will revert to the IRPP later this year.

EROC

CAPACITY

CURRENTOCCUPANCY

AVG. LENGTHOF STAY

Abbeyfield Hotel EROC Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

200

181

70 days

Clonea Strand Hotel EROC Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

125

103

69 days

Mosney EROC1

Julianstown, Co. Meath

200

113

156 days

TOTALS

525

397

1 The IRPP formerly had the use of 200 dedicated EROC spaces in Mosney Accommodation Centre. These spaces are not currently available to the IRPP and the 113 spaces now occupied by IRPP beneficiaries are in the process of being returned to the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) on a temporary basis but will revert to the IRPP later this year.