Ballinamore asylum seekers protest stood down after talks with Minister

The Ballinamore Community Group has agreed to stand down its demonstration at a proposed integration centre for asylum seekers with immediate effect.
The High Court yesterday granted an injunction against a number of individuals, including Councillor Ita Reynolds Flynn, Gordon Hughes, Adrian Smith and Bryan Cribbin preventing them for interfering with works to complete the Rock Quarter Development.
The court heard that builders attempting to gain access had been allegedly intimidated and most had refused to carry out finishing works
In a statement issued to Shannonside FM, the Community Group says that following discussions with David Stanton, they received an assurance that plans to accommodate asylum seekers in the town will not proceed until further negotiations with locals.
As a result, a demonstration  outside the over 20 apartments, which began on the 21st of October, has now concluded.
The group has thanked locals for their support and claim that they remain “steadfast in our position and will continue to negotiate on behalf of the community”.

An information event has also been organised for tonight at 6 pm in the local sports hall.