Protest At Former Westmeath Nursing Home Concluded Peacefully

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That's according to Gardaí, who were at the site yesterday.

A protest against the housing of asylum seekers in a Westmeath town concluded peacefully, according to Gardaí.

As many as 50 people gathered outside the former Stella Maris nursing home yesterday afternoon.

The site is due to accommodate 60 International Protection Applicants, with a contract agreed for a period of one year.

20 of those are due to be moved in shortly, with the remaining 40 spaces coming on stream by the end of next month.

Gardaí say they were at the scene of the protest, which saw the group disperse peacefully in the evening.

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