461 people living in direct provision in Kerry

There are 461 people living in direct provision in Co Kerry.

Direct provision is a system of asylum seeker accommodation used in Ireland, and operated by the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) of the Department of Justice and Equality.

It provides asylum seeker residents with accommodation and a living allowance, as well as access to medical care.

As of October 13th, there were 6,066 asylum seeker residents living in 38 accommodation centres in Ireland.

As these centres are operating at full capacity, there are also a further 1,478 people being accommodated in emergency accommodation in hotels and guest houses.

The details were revealed by Minister of State in the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton, in response to a question from Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth.

They also show there are 461 asylum seekers living in direct provision in Co Kerry.

There are 100 residents at Atlas House Tralee, and 90 in Atlas House, Killarney.

There are 91 housed in Atlantic Lodge, Kenmare, and 81 in Johnston Marina, Tralee.

A further 55 asylum seekers are residing at Linden House, Killarney, and 44 at Park Lodge, Killarney.