'Disturbing' Decision To Use Former Midlands Barracks As Temporary Refugee Accommodation

Concerns have been raised about the lack of consultation on the move.

A decision to use a former midlands army barracks as temporary accommodation for refugees has been branded as "disturbing".

Columb Barracks Restoration and Regeneration Committee are concerned about a lack of consultation about the move and the affect it may have on those who currently call the building home.

The Department of Integration say 15 tents, which would hold up to 120 single men, are to be installed by the end of this month. 

After eight weeks, they will then be replaced by Portakabins - which will cater for families only and can accommodate up to 200 people. 

It's envisioned that the site would be used for the next 12 months. 

 The barracks has been used by groups that assist those with mental health issues, vulnerable youths, and veterans of the Defence Forces.

Helen Donnelly of the CBRRC says she worries about what will happen from hereon in:

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