Not Fair To Blame Asylum Seekers For Rise In Protests - Westmeath Councillor

Protestors gathered outside a former nursing home in the county yesterday.

It's not fair to blame International Protection Applicants for a rise in protests.

That's the view of Green Party Councillor, Louise Heavin, after 50 people gathered outside the former Stella Maris Nursing Home in Athlone yesterday afternoon.

60 asylum seekers are due to be housed at the site by the end of next month.

Councillor Heavin says communities need to stand as one:

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