939. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons in direct provision centres both permanent and temporary in County Wicklow; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15418/20]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Helen McEntee): The Grand Hotel is currently the only permanent accommodation centre in County Wicklow and, as of 5 July 2020, is accommodating 87 residents.
In order to protect the identity of international protection applicants, my Department does not disclose the location of emergency accommodation centres. However, I can confirm that as of 5 July 2020, there are 198 persons living in emergency accommodation in County Wicklow.
My Department is working very hard to ensure that residents in emergency accommodation are re-accommodated in a dedicated accommodation centres as quickly as possible.