Balanced Approach To Housing Refugees Needed - ITIC

Around a fifth of hotel rooms are contracted to the State for humanitarian reasons.

The tourism industry says the Government needs to come up with a balanced approach to housing refugees. 

Around a fifth of hotels rooms are contracted for humanitarian reasons.

Fáilte Ireland's latest report on the subject found 20% of hotel beds in Offaly are contracted to the State.

That figure is 18% in Westmeath and 10% in Laois.

Eoghan O'Mara Walsh from Irish Tourism Industry Confederation says this is having a knock on affect:

Read More: €1b In Tourism Revenue At Risk Due To Beds Contracted To Accommodate Refugees

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