Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (969)

Martin Kenny

Question:

969. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of children in temporary emergency accommodation and direct provision centres as of July 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34581/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As of 14 July 2019, there are 1,678 children residing in Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) accommodation centres and 170 children accommodated in temporary emergency locations.

Every effort is being made to re-accommodate residents in emergency locations to a dedicated accommodation centre as quickly as possible. RIA is actively working on securing additional capacity, both in existing centres and through sourcing new centres via a national procurement process, which is underway.