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Granard Convent suggested for new Ukrainian refugee regional Hub

Mar 24, 2022 17:03 By Shannonside News
Granard Convent suggested for new Ukrainian refugee regional Hub Granard Convent suggested for new Ukrainian refugee regional Hub
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The discussions between the current owners and the Irish Red Cross are at an early stage.

Discussions are underway with the Irish Red Cross to see if Granard will host a centre for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland.

The town's Convent of Mercy has been highlighted as a potential hub to support Ukrainian nationals who have fled the Russian invasion.

The hubs are being set up across the country and are designed to help arriving Ukrainians to obtain PPS numbers, access social welfare supports and receive translation and educational information.

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The late nineteenth-century convent on Barrack Street in the town has been closed for a number of years and was donated to the Sue Ryder Foundation in 2013.

Local councillor Turlough McGovern says while the discussions have just begun, it would be great to see the building in use again:

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