Sinn Féin TD Pa Daly has Rubbished Rumours of IPAS Site for Tralee’s Old Burlington Site

Sinn Féin TD Pa Daly, has rubbished speculation surrounding the supposed use of the ‘old Burlington’ site in the Tralee area by the International Protection Accommodation Service.

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has commented on speculation over the supposed use of a site in Clash, Tralee area by International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS).

Teachta Daly said that there has been a lot of local speculation raised by some people regarding international protection accommodation at the old Burlington factory site in Clash in Tralee Town.

I contacted the Minister’s office directly, and it responded that Clash ‘is not on the radar’ for either Ukrainians or International Protection applicants,” he said.

As I have said before, speculation of this type is something that is extremely unhelpful and negative in the current climate.

Divisive Language

“Some of the language used has been divisive, speculative and allegations have been made about people with or applying for International Protection which are completely without foundation. 

The government is not always responsive to requests for information and a full briefing. This is not acceptable but what is equally unacceptable is rumours being invented from whole cloth.

The failings of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens in implementing its their own plan and preparing for accommodation needs exacerbated a difficult situation.

Communities deserve full disclosure of the facts but misinformation by people looking to grow their social media followings is unhelpful,” Teachta Daly concluded.

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