Tipp TD hits out at Dept of Justice over Oughterard centre

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Labour’s Alan Kelly says the Department of Justice has cast asylum seekers in a negative light in its response to the Oughterard direct provision centre row.

Yesterday the main bidder pulled out of the project to set up a direct provision centre at a former hotel in the Galway town.

Protesters maintained a presence at the site for several weeks, objecting to the plan.

Tipperary Deputy Alan Kelly says the Department is disparaging people seeking refuge.