Plans To House Asylum Seekers In Rooskey Hotel Abandoned

Plans to open an accommodation facility for asylum seekers in Rooskey, County Leitrim, have been abandoned by the government.

The disused Shannon Key West Hotel had been earmarked for the centre, but the Department of Justice has confirmed the plans will not go ahead following a leasing issue.

The hotel was damaged in two separate arson attacks over the last four months.

Announcing the news, the Department reiterated its commitment to sourcing a suitable premises to meet the accommodation needs of people in the international protection process.


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