McCartin: Drumshanbo has enough resources for refugees

A local councillor is insisting the area has enough resources to cater for the imminent arrival of refugees.

Leitrim County Council announced today a total of 50 people will be coming to the county over the next year.

It’s part of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme, with the state committing to accommodating 4,000 people.


Leitrim council has announced eight families will arrive in the coming days, with a further six to arrive over the next year.

They’ll be based in housing accommodation in Carrick-on-Shannon and Drumshanbo and will be of Syrian, Kurdish and Iraqi origin.

Fine Gael councillor John McCartin insists Drumshanbo, who is part of the Ballinamore Municipal District, will have enough resources to cater for them.