Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (673)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

673. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the proposed sites for direct provision centres in each county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31860/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The State is obliged to offer accommodation and ancillary services to persons who enter the state and seek international protection. The list of current accommodation centres by county are as follows:

County 

Centre

Capacity

Comment 

Clare

Knockalisheen, Meelick 

250 

Accommodation Centre 

 

King Thomond, Lisdoonvarna

115 

Accommodation Centre 

Cork

Ashbourne House, Glounthaune 

95

Accommodation Centre 

 

Davis Lane, Mallow

52 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Kinsale Road, Cork City

 299

 Accommodation Centre

 

Glenvera, Wellington Road, Cork City

130 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Millstreet 

290 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Clonakilty Lodge, Clonakilty

110 

Accommodation Centre 

Dublin 

Balseskin

487 

Reception Centre 

 

The Towers, Clondalkin 

250 

Accommodation Centre 

Galway 

Eglinton, Salthill 

210 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Great Western House, Galway City 

162 

Accommodation Centre 

Kerry

Atlas House Killarney 

90 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Atlas House Tralee 

100

Accommodation Centre 

 

Atlantic Lodge, Kenmare 

98 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Johnston Marina, Tralee 

90 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Linden House, Killarney 

57 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Park Lodge, Killarney 

55 

Accommodation Centre 

Kildare

Hazel Hotel, Monasterevin 

143

Accommodation Centre 

 

Eyrepowell, Newbridge 

152 

Accommodation Centre 

Laois 

Hibernian, Abbeyleix 

63 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Montague, Emo 

202 

Accommodation Centre 

Limerick

Hanrattys, Glenthworth Street

118 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Mount Trenchard, Foynes 

85  

Accommodation Centre 

Longford

Richmond Court, Longford 

80 

Accommodation Centre 

Louth

Carroll Village 

60 

Accommodation Centre 

Mayo

Old Convent, Ballyhaunis 

245 

Accommodation Centre 

Meath

Mosney 

600 

Accommodation Centre 

Monaghan

St. Patricks, Monaghan 

212 

Accommodation Centre 

Sligo

Globe House, Chapel Hill 

218 

Accommodation Centre 

Tipperary

Bridgewater, Carrick-On-Suir 

161 

Accommodation Centre 

Waterford

Atlantic House, Tramore 

82 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Birchwood, Ballytruckle Road 

145 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Ocean View, Tramore 

100  

Accommodation Centre 

 

Viking House, Coffee House Lane

81 

Accommodation Centre 

Wicklow

Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town 

111 

Accommodation Centre 

Westmeath

Athlone 

300 

Accommodation Centre 

 

Temple Accommodation Centre, Horseleap

100 

Accommodation Centre 

In order to meet the demand for accommodation places, my Department has sought expressions of interest from owners of suitable premises to meet the demand in the short term. While my Department is in negotiations with a number of interested parties, no agreements are in place currently.

In parallel, my Department is running a series of regional procurement competitions through the Government's procurement portal www.e-tenders.gov.ie to provide accommodation places in the medium to long term. While no additional centres emerged from the South-East Tender competition, a number of competitions are currently in process (Midlands, Mid-West, South-West and Western Region) and the remaining Regions (Dublin, Mid-East and Border Regions) will be advertised by end of Q3 of this year. 

Details of any new accommodation centre identified through either process will be communicated to relevant stakeholders such as local authorities, HSE, Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Employment and Social Protection prior to its opening.