Dáil Éireann - Volume 541 - 04 October, 2001
Written Answers. - Asylum Seeker Accommodation.
Dr. Upton Dr. Upton
148. Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the types of accommodation which are provided by his Department to asylum seekers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22542/01]
Mr. O'Donoghue Mr. O'Donoghue
 Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): The Reception and Integration Agency – RIA – is responsible, inter alia, for meeting the accommodation needs of asylum seekers under the system of direct provision. The RIA currently has a nationwide portfolio of 85 properties for this purpose. These properties comprise former convents, guesthouses, hotels, bed and breakfast facilities, hostels, nursing homes as well as mobile homes parked on State-owned sites and a former holiday centre. In addition, a number of system-built buildings, that is, demountable prefabricated units, are currently being constructed for the purpose of providing accommodation for asylum seekers.
Dáil Éireann 541 Written Answers. Asylum Seeker Accommodation.