Applicants waiting for refugee status to be housed at Hazel in Monasterevin

New short term contract

Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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Former Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin to be used as an accommodation centre for persons in the protection process

The former Hazel Hotel

The former Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin has recently been converted from an Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre into an accommodation centre for persons in the protection process.

A person in the protection process is a person with an application for refugee status and or subsidiary protection which has not been determined to finality yet.

At the end of their most recent contract as an EROC, Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre for persons brought to Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme, last August, the Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin was contracted on a short term basis as an accommodation centre for persons in the protection process.

According to a statement from Department of Justice to the Leinster Leader this was on foot of their response to a call for expressions of interest that was published in the national press last January.

The Hazel Hotel contract as an Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre for persons brought to Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme finished on  August 9 2018 last.

At the time a spokesperson for the Department of Justice said that there were  no current plans to bring more people to the Hazel under the IRPP, due to high demand for accommodation for persons seeking international protection, the Hazel will continue to offer accommodation services to the Department. 

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