Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (215)

Darren O'Rourke


215. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Justice the direct provision centres operating in County Meath; and the contact details for same. [26135/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

There are currently 43 international protection accommodation centres operating in 21 counties across the county. One centre is located in Co. Meath; the Mosney Accommodation Centre at Julianstown, Co. Meath. I have arranged to have the contact details of the centre forwarded to the Deputy directly.

Part of the Mosney Accommodation Centre also operates as an Emergency Reception and Accommodation Centre (EROC), to accommodate refugees arriving in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

The International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) of my Department is also utilising three guest houses in Co. Meath for approximately 66 international protection applicants on a bed and full board basis until spaces become available in one of our accommodation centres. My Department does not disclose the locations of emergency accommodation premises in order to protect the identity of the residents. My Department currently utilises 34 temporary premises in total around the country.