Minister booed as Oughterard rejects direct provision centre

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

Minister of State Seán Kyne was booed and heckled at a public meeting in Oughterard over a direct provision centre.

Minister of State Seán Kyne was booed and heckled at a public meeting in Oughterard over a direct provision centre.

A Government Minister was booed and heckled as up to 700 people attended a public meeting in Oughterard, Co Galway, on Wednesday, and vowed to fight any plans to provide a direct provision centre in their community.

Speaker after speaker expressed anger at the lack of consultation, information and clarity which they say has fuelled rumours in recent weeks concerning refurbishment works at the Connemara Gateway Hotel in Oughterard, which has been closed for a number of years.

Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading.
only €1 first month

Insightful opinion is just a away.