160. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and location of each emergency reception and orientation centre; the capacity of each; the number of residents living in each centre by length of stay in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22592/19]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): Persons arriving in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) are initially accommodated in Emergency Reception and Accommodation Centres (EROCs).
Two EROCs are in operation. These are:
- The Abbeyfield Hotel, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon
- The Clonea Strand Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
In addition, the IRPP has the use of dedicated EROC places within the Mosney Accommodation Centre, Julianstown, Co. Meath. These places are currently being allocated to the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) but will revert to the IRPP later this year.
|EROC||CAPACITY||CURRENTOCCUPANCY||AVG. LENGTHOF STAY|
|Abbeyfield Hotel EROC Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon||200||181||70 days|
|Clonea Strand Hotel EROC Dungarvan, Co. Waterford||125||103||69 days|
Julianstown, Co. Meath
1 The IRPP formerly had the use of 200 dedicated EROC spaces in Mosney Accommodation Centre. These spaces are not currently available to the IRPP and the 113 spaces now occupied by IRPP beneficiaries are in the process of being returned to the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) on a temporary basis but will revert to the IRPP later this year.