Sleeping bags to be provided to asylum seekers as state runs out of accommodation

Government prepares services for international protection applicants who face sleeping rough amid accommodation shortage

Roderic O’Gorman, the minister for integration: O’Gorman’s department has confirmed that no further accommodation will be provided to applicants for the time being due to a “severe” housing shortage. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The government has run out of places to accommodate international protection applicants, a spokesman for the Department of Integration has confirmed.

Due to a severe shortage of accommodation spaces, the department said no further accommodation would be provided for the time being, but that tents and sleeping bags would be given to those who may have to sleep rough.

“Despite intensive efforts to source emergency accommodation, the Department is currently not in a position to ...