Independent living facility to be located at former Rosslare Port Lodge Hotel site
A new direct provision centre will be opened in Rosslare for asylum-seekers who had been accommodated in emergency facilities near the port, the Department of Justice has confirmed.
The centre, which will provide independent living facilities for up to 100 people, will be located at the site of the former Rosslare Port Lodge Hotel.
The hotel was put up for sale with vacant possession in October of last year, with a price of €800,000 sought. The Department of Justice said the premises was offered to it following a nationwide call for suitable properties.
A spokesman for the Department said asylum-seekers who had been accommodated in a hotel, the Hotel Rosslare, will be moved to the new facility, which will provide dedicated independent living facilities for up to 100 people, in the coming weeks.