Midlands Village Raises Concerns Over Plans To Double Its Population

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The Government is hoping to use the area to house asylum seekers.

Concerns are being raised by a midlands village that it won't be able to cope with a large influx of Asylum Seekers.

Castletown Geoghegan Village Steering Group believes vital services will be overwhelmed if plans to more than double its population go ahead. 

It currently has a population of 141 residents.  

The group's Co-Chairperson, Deirdre Clarke says even without anyone coming in, there's been problems with their water system:

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