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Minister booed as Oughterard rejects direct provision centre

Minister booed as Oughterard rejects direct provision centre

12.9.2019

Minister booed as Oughterard rejects direct provision centre

Up to 700 people attend public meeting where there was near unanimous opposition

He said the town was a beautiful, welcoming one that would be more than happy to take its quota of refugees in the form of a few families properly accommodated and integrated, but not housed in a direct provision centre.

“They are known for their secrecy and how they have treated people badly in the past with no accountability,” she said.

The meeting decided to form an action group to demand clarity, openness and transparency from the department as well as strongly opposing any plan to provide such a facility in Oughterard.

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