The Liam Rodgers Community Centre in Swords will re-open as a temporary shelter for Ukrainians arriving from their war-torn homeland, writes Rose Barrett
Fingal County Council confirmed that Dublin Civil Defence will manage the centre, which opened on August 20 last.
According to FCC, the decision to reactivate the centre is in response to a call from government for each county to provide 100 beds for people from Ukraine who are moving out of student accommodation.
Seventy-five beds will be provided at the Swords centre and 25 through a B&B property. The temporary rest centre will operate until the end of September when the situation will be reviewed.
It is estimated that there are already 700 people from Ukraine being accommodated in hotels across Fingal. The council will also offer support to the Ukrainians based at the centre and further anticipates having other options in place which will allow it to continue providing accommodation to any people still in the Liam Rodgers Centre at that stage.
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