Ballaghaderreen EROC to close next year


The Ballaghaderreen Emergency Reception Centre at the Abbeyfield Hotel, which has been used to accommodate mostly Syrian refugees and asylum seekers since last year, will close by the end of 2019.

  The Irish Times reported on Monday that the Department of Justice would not be renewing the contract for the centre and that four other centres have instead been chosen to accommodate refugees.

  No details of the four centres have been made available and while the Department confirmed that the EROC had been unsuccessful in the tender process, the reasons for the failure of the contract to be renewed had not been revealed.