Concerns Raised Over Lack Of Resources For Westmeath Women's Refuge

The service support 68 women and children with accommodation last year.

A Westmeath women's refuge centre is concerned about not having enough resources to meet demand.

Esker House in Athlone is currently in negotiations for a new premises.

Last year, the service aided 68 women and children with accommodation through refuge and emergency B&B, and had over 260 requests for refuge.

Fianna Fáil Longford Westmeath TD, Robert Troy, says even with additional capacity, they are left wondering if it will be enough:

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