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Laois Integration Network Ask Irish People To Show Empathy For Asylum Seekers

An expert group's warning the government there could be a change in the "generally positive" attitude towards asylum seekers and Ukrainian refugees.

Racial tensions and confrontation could rise, due to the housing crisis. 

An expert advisory group's warning the government there could be a change in the "generally positive" attitude towards asylum seekers and Ukrainian refugees. 

It says the State should urgently use emergency powers to build six reception centres, which could house up to 750 people each. 

The report also claims some government departments are reluctant to see the crisis in direct provision as a housing issue. 

Karen McHugh is Chair of the Laois Integration Network, and she's asking Irish people to have empathy when looking at the situation:

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