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Hotel owners say they were not told premises would be used as centre for refugees

A dispute concerning a Co Wexford hotel which was subject to a proposal to be used as a reception centre for refugees has been admitted to the fast track Commercial Court list.
The action concerns the 34-bedroom Cedars Hotel, Rosslare Strand in Co Wexford, which is worth an estimated €1.4m.
Welcome Ireland Hospitality Ltd, with a registered address at Cappagh House, Enfield, Co Meath has brought proceedings against Cedar Court Development's Ltd, the hotel's owner, arising out a lease agreement entered into between the parties.
In their proceedings Welcome Ireland, who sought to lease the property seek an order directing the owners to specifically perform the lease agreement for the operation of the premises.
The lease agreement was signed in June of this year.

Public concerns for revised plan for Rosslare?

The 25-room Hotel Rosslare which was taken off the property market last month with a price tag of €500,000 and has been part of the harbour community for over a century, re-opened with music and celebration under new management on Friday night.
However, alarm bells started ringing in the community when Saturday morning breakfast were served and many believe that there is a serious involvement by the Department of Justice.

The matter has become the subject of local and national media attention and WexfordToday.comreceived many calls regarding events there on Saturday morning and there has been hundreds of comments on social media.

However, the seriousness of the situation locally escalated tonight when Cllr. Ger Carthy announced details of a public meeting for this Tuesday at 7.30 pm in the Railway Social Club, Rosslare Harbour.

Cllr Carthy told that the purpose of the public meeting is “to discuss developments over the weekend concerning the use of a local hotel upon its re-opening.”

Cllr. Carthy, in conjunction with Wexford County Council, is currently seeking an update on the current situation from the Department of Justice and will update those present with any information he may have at the time.

Minister David Stanton blasted for not consulting Moville community over asylum centre plans

The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton was blasted by callers to Highland radio for his failure to consult with locals over the plans to turn Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville into a Direct Provision for asylum seekers.

Up to one hundred asylum seekers will be start arriving in the village in two weeks time but nobody was notified until last Friday.

They will increase the population by 7% which is currently between 1,300 and 1,400 people.

Highland Radio took calls from local councillors and Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn who issued concerns over infrastructure, school capacity, health services, language barriers, supervision in terms Gardai numbers and fire safety in the hotel.

One question that was repeatedly asked was whether the asylum seekers were even vetted and how were Moville residents to know they were safe.

Senator Mac Lochlainn said the complete lack of consultation and preparation was absolutely unacceptable and he had conveyed to the Dept of Justice that he was very unhappy.

Broadcast: Highland Radio | Nine til Noon Show | 12 Nov 2018
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