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Amidst Protests, Department Of Integration Affirms Shelter Plans For 300 Ukrainian "Families" at Flood's Cross In Newhall

Larger families will be provided with two pods joined together.

The Department of Integration has told Kfm that over 300 Ukrainian "families" will be provided with temporary accommodation at Flood's Cross in Newhall, just outside Naas.

In response to queries raised by Kfm, the Department of Integration said it's "anticipated that over 300 families will be accommodated at this location".

It comes in response to protests arranged at the site over the weekend, with claims that hundreds of "unvetted males" will be accommodated at the site.

It's understood that each pod on the site has three beds.

Families with more than three children will be provided with two pods joined together.

Each pod will be fully plumbed, with their own shower and toilet facilities.

Meal times will be staggered throughout the day in a large marquee.

Meanwhile, protestors have blocked the road at the entrance to the site.

There are about 20 protestors present, with multiple lorries blocking the road

Gardai are at the scene.



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