8 refugee families arrive in Ennistymon

8 refugee families arrive in Ennistymon

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The Falls in Ennistymon. Pic: Gary Collins

Eight Syrian families comprising 37 people (16 adults, 21 children) due to be relocated to Ennistymon under the UNHCR-led Refugee Resettlement Programme arrived in the town on Tuesday (yesterday).

They will spend the first week in Ennistymon familiarising themselves with the area, with the assistance of the Department of Justice & Equality and other agencies.

Continued support will be provided by the relevant agencies involved in the local interagency group that is co-ordinating the Refugee Resettlement Programme in County Clare. These agencies include Clare County Council, TUSLA, HSE, LCETB, CLSC, the Department of Social Protection, Clare County Childcare Committee, Clare Immigrant Support Centre, An Garda Síochána, and Shannon and Ennistymon Family Resource Centres.

One additional Syrian family comprising 5 people (2 adults, 3 children) is scheduled to arrive in Ennistymon during the coming weeks.

Clare County Council previously told The Clare Herald that subsequent to these arrivals there will be no refugees relocating to the Banner County for the foreseeable future.

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A native of Newmarket-on-Fergus, Páraic McMahon covers a wide range of topics for The Clare Herald mainly news and sport. He serves as a Sports Reporter with Clare's leading Radio Station, Clare FM.

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