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Fine Gael Councillors in “Blazing row” over accommodation of Ukrainian refugees

Two Fine Gael councillors from Limerick are reportedly in the midst of a “blazing row”  over the manner in which Ukrainian refugees are being housed in Limerick town.

According to a report by the Limerick Leader the former mayor of Limerick Cllr Stephen Keary has “launched an attack” on his local election running mate, Cllr Adam Teskey after describing Tesky’s comments on refugee accommodation as “outrageous and obscene”.


Tesky reportedly did not agree with the accommodation of Ukrainians in a former Bank of Ireland premises located in Askeaton, which has since been turned into an enterprise hub, insisting that they be housed in vacant local properties. 

In a statement Cllr Keary said that he found Tesky’s comments  “shocking”  and “quite upsetting especially coming from a Fine Gael party colleague.”

Keary, who is the leader of the Adare-Rathkeale district, continued, “It is government policy to provide temporary accommodation for Ukrainians throughout the country. They are being housed in all sorts of premises and here we have a ready-made solution which will provide much needed shelter and comfort,”.

He described Cllr. Tesky’s comments as “an insult to both Ukrainians and also their host families who have opened their doors to them over the last year.”

The Fine Gael colleagues also reportedly “clashed” at a recent meeting in the area where Tesky labelled Keary a “dictator” after he was denied permission to address a group from Kilteery. 

Tesky has said he is “appalled” by Keary’s actions at the meeting.



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