Residents in two rural towns have raised concerns over a lack of community services as more than 200 asylum seekers are set to arrive in their areas. Locals in both Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, and Borrisokane, Co Tipperary, were told in recent days that new direct provision centres will open in the coming weeks. Communities in both towns have raised concerns over the lack of communication from the Department of Justice. The direct provision centres in both towns will be in the form of apartments, where families will have access to their own cooking facilities and privacy. "People are worried about the lack of services to provide for so many people - doctors, schools and childcare," said Mr Kenny.
Source: Irish Independent October 18, 2019 01:30 UTC