Watch: Rosslare locals let their feelings known regarding second refugee centre

Despite the opposition from locals, it looks like there is a second refugee centre coming to Rosslare, in Wexford, Ireland….

Just over one week ago, 1,000 people from Rosslare and the local community attended a public meeting held in a local GAA hall.

Most people attended to raise their concerns about the establishment of a second refugee centre in the village.

As per the Irish Independent, The Department of Integration has confirmed that plans are in place to transform the old Great Southern Hotel building in Rosslare Harbour into accommodation for international protection applicants.

It was confirmed that approximately 170 asylum seekers are set to arrive in Rosslare.

Since then, YouTuber Gar Kelly has interviewed a number of locals about the idea.

Today, November 16th, locals from Rosslare picketed at the entrance of the grounds which has been seen as a significant escalation on their behalf.

Locals from the community are planning to peacefully protest over the Government’s actions to commission Rosslare village for another refugee centre.

Members of the Rosslare community insist that they are not anti-refugee. Instead, it is the lack of services that is available in Rosslare. They state that their village is struggling enough with the lack of services, nevermind catering for another 170 people.

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