Watch: Claim that Johnstown Castle to be turned into refugee centre rubbished by management

A video has gained traction online claiming that the historic Johnstown Castle in Wexford is to be turned into a refugee centre…

The video gained significant traction on social media, in particular on Twitter and also on YouTube, where it has been viewed thousands of times.

The video, which can be watched below, claims that “a source contacted” and told him that “Johnstown Castle will be turned into a refugee centre”.

At the end of the video, the man states that this “must be stopped, or the future of Ireland will be filled with violence and division.”

In an article with the Wexford People, the general manager of Johnstown Castle, Brenda Comerford, has since rubbished the claim that the historic castle will be turned into a refugee centre.

The claims from the video was brought up in the most recent Wexford County Council meeting and it was also rubbished by local councillors, although some encouraged more transparency with locals on matters of immigration.

During the same week, an email was sent to Wexford County Councillors from an email address entitled ‘Concerned Wexford People’ which contained three pages of signatories from locals.

Their concerns are related mainly to immigration and housing. A list of 22 questions which were also sent to Wexford Weekly, and are attached below, can be seen below:

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