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State examining use of ‘flotels’ as Taoiseach says Ireland is ‘struggling’ in European refugee crisis

It follows the suggestion of a pod-style system from the Housing Minister

  • May 23, 2023
Roderic O’Gorman: ‘We do have to look at all options and ‘flotels’ can offer a safe accommodation.’

Roderic O’Gorman, the Minister for Equality and Integration, has said the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is looking at floating hotels, or “flotels”, in its response to accommodating international protection applicants.

It comes as the Taoiseach says that Ireland is struggling to deal with the scale of the refugee crisis that has swept Europe.

The suggestion is one of few to come from government in recent days, as pressure mounts on O’Gorman’s ...