23 May 2023
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Over 300 international protection applicants to be housed at Ballybrit
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 300 international protection applicants are to be housed at Ballybrit.
Plans are underway to transform two full blocks at Ballybrit Business Park into a temporary 62-bedroom hub.
It’s understood the occupants will be male and each room will be shared by five people.
It comes as Ireland’s asylum system is under immense pressure, with a number of recent controversies over the opening of centers without local consultation.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Minister Anne Rabbitte says those seeking protection must be put somewhere – and the city has the services to support them.