International Protection

State extends lease on Citywest as payments to private operator total €110m

Hotel in Dublin used to accommodate asylum seekers and refugees from Ukraine

Citywest Hotel in Saggart, Co Dublin. Picture:

The state is to extend its lease on the Citywest hotel in Dublin for a further year to accommodate asylum seekers and Ukrainian refugees after paying over €50 million to the company which owns it last year.

Roderic O’Gorman, the integration minister, will today tell ministers that his department has agreed to extend the state’s lease on the building until May 2025.

Cape Wrath Hotel Unlimited, which previously traded as Citywest Hotel and is controlled ...