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Locally housed refugees to remain in tents in winds under 120kph

Oct 4, 2023 13:38 By Shannonside News
Locally housed refugees to remain in tents in winds under 120kph
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There are currently over 100 international protection applicants staying at the former Colum Barracks in Mullingar.

Refugees can stay in tents in Mullingar during poor weather as long as wind speeds don't go above 120 kilometers an hour.

There are currently over 100 international protection applicants staying at the former Colum Barracks in Mullingar.

Integration Minister Roderic O'Gorman told the Labour leader Ivana Bacik in a Parliamentary Question that a person on each site is responsible for "monitoring the weather forecast".

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He added that in the event wind speeds are forecast to be above 120 kilometers an hour, contact will be made with officials to transport people to alternative locations.

They will be transferred back to their tents once the weather event has passed.

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