Citywest hotel in Dublin was paid €53.6m to accommodate asylum seekers and Ukrainian refugees in 2023

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Large hotel groups and companies paid tens of millions in Government contracts to accommodate international protection applicants and Ukrainian refugees

Citywest hotel in Dublin was paid €53.6m to accommodate asylum seekers and Ukrainian refugees in 2023Figures shows Cape Wrath received the biggest State payment in 2023, followed by Brimwood Limited, which was paid more than €30 million for accommodation. The payment to Brimwood Limited, which is owned by former Monaghan GAA football manager Séamus McEnaney and his daughters Sarah and Laura , has doubled since 2020 when the company was paid €15.

Travelodge hotels, which are owned by hotel operator Tifco, received more than €25 million is accommodation payments. Tifco was separately paid €16.2 million for other accommodation provision for asylum seekers and Ukrainian refugees last year. Holiday Inn Dublin Airport received the sixth highest State payment of €23.3 million for accommodation provision last year, followed by Windward Management Limited, which is owned by hotelier Patrick Coyle and received €20 million.

Townbe Limited, which runs self-catering accommodation centres in counties Westmeath, Leitrim and Kerry, was paid €19 million in 2023, while Millstreet Equestrian services, which runs centres in counties Kerry, Tipperary, Cork and Waterford, received €16.8 million.on accommodating asylum seekers over the next 20 years, an amount which is projected to be significantly cheaper than continuing to source beds in the private sector.



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