Asylum seekers who will be located in the new direct provision centre in Moville will be forced to travel for almost 10 hours in order to reach Dublin in order to attend appointments and case hearings.
The new centre will open next month for more than 100 people to provide accommodation in the Caiseal Mara Hotel.
The problem arises due to international protection rules, which prohibits asylum seekers from leaving the Irish State while their application is under consideration.
Therefore, residents at the Caiseal Mara facility will be stopped from taking the direct bus to Dublin via Derry – meaning forced to travel via Letterkenny, Donegal town and Sligo in order to reach the Irish capital.
According to Google Maps the long travel for the residents by bus from Moville – Letterkenny – Sligo – Dublin, a journey which will take an estimated nine hours and 15 minutes.
A public meeting is to be held in Moville this Friday night to discuss the situation on the asylum seekers arriving into the town shortly.Tags: