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“Bus load” of asylum seekers reportedly arrive in Donegal estates

According to local media, a “bus load” of asylum seekers have reportedly arrived to two Donegal estates without prior consultation of locals.

The asylum seekers reportedly arrived into two private accommodation locations in Letterkenny town, according to Donegal Daily.

Residents concerned after ‘bus load’ of refugees arrived in estate

Allegedly, Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McMonagle has said that locals are “really concerned,” as most (but not all) of the new arrivals are adult men.

The councillor reportedly said that on Saturday a bus arrived outside two houses to drop off “upwards of 30 men.” According to DonegalLive, this took place in the Meadowbank Park area of the town.

“I don’t know the circumstances of them coming here. They are not Ukrainian, but there is concerns among residents,” Cllr. McMonagle said, as reported by local news.

“All residents want to know what is going on. They think it’s a council matter but it’s not,” he reportedly added, continuing that he is still waiting for further information from the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS).

There was also allegedly concerns surrounding overcrowding in the accommodation provided.

If true, this development mirrors what has taken place in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath, which Gript has covered extensively below.

“Our children aren’t safe”: Kinnegad meeting hears asylum concerns

Westmeath locals have expressed concern that 75 unvetted adult male asylum seekers have arrived in their town unannounced several weeks ago, with a further 75 rumoured to be on the way.

 

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