The cost of providing new accommodation centres for 500 asylum seekers has risen by more than 70 per cent to €42.5 million in less than a year.
The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) tendered the contracts for three direct provision centres in Kildare in September at a projected price of €24.7 million but the new cost was announced when the deals were finalised last week. The cost covers the management, catering, housekeeping, general maintenance and security services...
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