O’Gorman says communication could have been better with Inch community as locals indicate lifting of blockade

The Minister for Integration says that of the 520 people without offers of State accommodation, beds have been offered to 220 this week

  • May 21, 2023
The blockade, which has been in place for six days, has been widely condemned by politicians and has shone the spotlight once again on the refugee accommodation crisis. Picture: Eamonn Farrell/

Roderic O’Gorman has said that communication could have been better with members of the Co Clare community who mounted a protest in response to 30 asylum seekers arriving by bus at night.

The Minister for Equality and Integration said he hoped that once locals spend time with the asylum seekers that would change attitudes towards the men, who are from countries such as Afghanistan, Algeria and the Congo.

A road leading to Magowna House Hotel ...