Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (728, 742)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

728. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice if her Department or other Departments are planning further involvement with a former facility (details supplied) in County Kerry following the closure of the direct provision centre in Caherciveen; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27038/20]

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Pa Daly

Ceist:

742. Deputy Pa Daly asked the Minister for Justice her plans for an accommodation centre (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27197/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 728 and 742 together.

On 30 July 2020, I announced that the residents in Cahersiveen would be transferred to permanent accommodation centres, in line with my Department's policy to withdraw from emergency accommodation as quickly as possible, and that this process would be completed as soon as possible and no later than the end of the year.

The final transfers from the Skellig Star were completed on 2 September 2020, and there are no remaining residents living onsite.  My Department has no plans to utilise the premises again or any other premises in Cahersiveen.