16 January 2024
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Further protests in Ballybane over use of commercial unit as asylum centre
Further protests are set to take place in Ballybane this afternoon in relation to the use of a commercial unit as a centre for asylum seekers.
The building at Ballybane Neighbourhood Village has been vacant for a considerable time, but works have been taking place in recent days.
Plans were noted in October last year, regarding a change of use from commercial to residential for use as emergency accommodation.
The Department of Integration has yet to respond to a query from Galway Bay fm news as to how many people it will house.
Protests took place yesterday, and drew a small turnout, with another set to take place today at mid-day.
Speaking to Galway Talks, local activist Donal Lynch says people are not happy at being left completely in the dark over the plans.