Contract for Ballaghaderreen refugee centre extended until June

The Department of Justice has confirmed that it has extended the contract to provide accommodation for asylum seekers and refugees at an EROC in Ballaghaderreen until June of this year.

The contract for accommodation at the former Abbeyfield Hotel in the west Roscommon town was due to end in December after the Department confirmed in mid-2018 that the agreement was not being renewed.

However, the department has now confirmed that in order to allow children living at the centre complete their school year, and allow for a new tendering process, the contract has been extended until June of 2020.