'Significant Progress' On State-Owned IPA Accommodation - Roderic O'Gorman

The Government is planning to upgrade an Athlone accommodation site to a 'reception and integration' centre.

The Integration Minister says the Government has made significant progress in the use of State-owned land for asylum seeker accommodation.

The State is looking to upgrade an existing accommodation site in Athlone to a 'reception and integration' centre, as well as one in Knockalisheen.

Combined, theses centres will have the capacity to house 13,000 International Protection Applicants, with a completion period of 2028.

Integration Minister Roderic O'Gorman says there are various elements to consider:

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