'Athlone Is At Capacity' - Councillor Sounds Off On Plans To Move IPAs To Westmeath

As many as 600 asylum seekers are mooted to be moved to the county.

Plans to move asylum seekers from Dublin to Westmeath is another case of the Integration Minister not communicating with communities.

That's the claim from Fianna Fáil Councillor, Frankie Keena, as 200 IPAs are destined to land in Columb Barracks in Mullingar and a further 400 set for Athlone.

The Irish Independent reports the move is part of efforts to take the pressure off Dublin, will also see migrants accommodated in Tralee and a new International Protection office opened outside the capital.

Councillor Keena says Athlone is at capacity:

Read more: Hundreds Of Migrants To Be Moved From Dublin To Westmeath

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