Seven asylum seeker families have arrived in Ballinamore

The seven asylum seeker families expected for the past few weeks in Ballinamore have now arrived in the town.

The families arrived towards the end of last week and are presently settling into their apartments, which have been prepared for them at a complex in the town.

Caroline Dempsey from the Ballinamore Says Welcome group says a few members of the group have already met the families.

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She said they brought some gifts for them on Saturday evening and brought them to see the switching on of the Christmas lights, to which they’d been officially invited: