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Accommodation For Refugees At Dublin's CityWest Centre Paused

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

01:24 24 Jan 2023

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The government is pausing accommodation for refugees at CityWest in Dublin.

Over 800 people are accommodated at the transit hub, which was originally meant for 370.

Ministers had mentioned this would happen about a week ago.


It comes after three people were injured after a fight broke out at the centre last night.

The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland is warning overcrowding and boredom are leading to massive problems.

The organisation's Lucky Khambule has been speaking to people who witnessed the fight.

"Such acts are bound to happen when you put people so close to each other, from various different backgrounds."

"Different nationalities, different religions and all that."

The group has described the overcrowding at the facility as "a ticking time bomb."

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