Galway hotel fire: McEntee can’t guarantee no further arson attacks at asylum centres

Ross Lake House Hotel in Rosscahill, Co Galway was engulfed in fire on Saturday night after it had had been selected to house 70 asylum seekers

Helen McEntee, Minister for Justice. ‘To blame government, to blame anybody other than the person who set a match to that building is wrong. There is absolutely no justification here.’ Picture: RollingNews

The minister for justice has said she cannot make a commitment that further arson attacks at asylum centres will be prevented as she said it would be “wrong” to blame government for the recent burning of one such building.

Helen McEntee’s comments come two days after a suspected arson attack at a former hotel earmarked for use by asylum seekers in Co Galway, which is the latest in a series of similar incidents throughout the ...