Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Questions (609)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

609. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of adults and children in direct provision accommodation in County Donegal in each of the years 2017 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9713/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

There was no international protection accommodation centre in Donegal until 2019, when the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) of my Department first began to accommodate residents in Portsalon House.

The below table provides the number of adults and children accommodated in Co. Donegal for each of the years 2019, 2020 and up to 14th February 2021.

Year

Adults

Children

Total

2019

14

7

21

2020

12

10

22

2021*

12

10

22

*up to 14th February