PROVISION CENTRE IN MONAGHAN HAVE RECEIVED €34 MILLION SINCE 2001

8 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

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Michael Fisher

A Dublin registered company has been paid more than €34 million by the State over the past eighteen years for the operation of a Direct Provision Centre in Monaghan. St Patrick’s accommodation centre at Drumgoask was set up in the buildings of the former agricultural college. It began by taking in 40 asylum seekers in December 2001 and at one stage accommodated 223. The total number is now believed to be just under 200. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Equality confirmed last year: “There is one dedicated accommodation centre in Monaghan, at St Patrick’s near Monaghan town. As of 15th September 2019, there are 198 people living in the centre… It is important to state that there are accommodation centres all over the State and the experience…

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