‘Urgent’ call for hotels and guesthouses to house asylum seekers

Reception and Integration Agency seeking accommodation for up to six months

The former Mosney holiday camp near Drogheda is housing an additional 19 people. File photograph: Frank Miller

The former Mosney holiday camp near Drogheda is housing an additional 19 people. File photograph: Frank Miller

The Department of Justice has issued an urgent call for expressions of interest from hotels and guest houses willing to provide emergency full-board accommodation for asylum seekers for up to six months.

The call-out, which appeared on the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) website and as an advertisement in The Irish Times on Monday, said it was seeking temporary housing as an “interim measure” to meet the “urgent and increase demand for accommodation” for asylum seekers.

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