Justice Minister Urged To Assist In Sourcing New Midlands Refuge Centre Site

The Government committed to creating 98 refuge units by the end of 2025.

The Justice Minister is being urged to assist a midlands refuge centre in sourcing a new site.

Helen McEntee committed last year to creating an additional 98 units for victims of domestic violence by the end of 2025 in priority areas, one of which is Westmeath.

Esker House in Athlone provided emergency accommodation to 28 women and 41 children, and received requests from 267 people last year.

Longford Westmeath Sinn Féin TD Sorca Clarke is calling on the Government to intervene:

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