239. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of jobs that have been created in the emergency reception and orientation centre, Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon to date; the number projected for 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6703/18]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): The Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon is contracted to provide accommodation, catering, housekeeping, general maintenance, security and other services for persons who have been relocated to Ireland under the EU relocation programme.
The contractor is required to keep the Department informed about staffing details. There are currently 36 persons directly employed in the EROC. The Department does not have data on the number of jobs that the Centre has created indirectly, or future staffing plans by the contractor as this is a matter entirely for the contractor.
The Centre is also creating business opportunities for those supplying food and other services to it.