Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (939)

John Brady


939. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons in direct provision centres both permanent and temporary in County Wicklow; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15418/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Grand Hotel is currently the only permanent accommodation centre in County Wicklow and, as of 5 July 2020, is accommodating 87 residents.

In order to protect the identity of international protection applicants, my Department does not disclose the location of emergency accommodation centres. However, I can confirm that as of 5 July 2020, there are 198 persons living in emergency accommodation in County Wicklow.

My Department is working very hard to ensure that residents in emergency accommodation are re-accommodated in a dedicated accommodation centres as quickly as possible.