Public meetings held regarding Abbeyville House

A document is understood to have circulated this week in an official capacity detailing that Abbeyville House in Fermoy is proposed for use as emergency accommodation, for a significant number of international protection applicants.

This comes as the fence, which was being erected outside the historic building – separating it from a neighbouring property – has been removed following an alleged ‘unauthorised development’ at the town centre location, as reported in last week’s edition of The Avondhu.

The document, entitled ‘IPPS information as of 13 November 2023’, details that ’56 adult male international protection applicants’ are proposed to be accommodated at Abbeyville House across 12 bedrooms, with four or six people to a room.

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