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No Truth to Social Media Rumours: Brownstown/Suncroft Accommodation Will Not House Asylum Seekers, Confirms Local Representative

Cllr Suzanne Doyle said she spoke to both the property owner and the Integration Director at Kildare County Council.

Don't listen to online rumours.

That's according to local representatives who have been forced to dispel misinformation in relation to apartments in Brownstown/Suncroft.

Rumours have been spreading on social media that the accommodation was to be used to house asylum seekers. Local representatives, however, said there is no truth to them.

Cllr Suzanne Doyle said she spoke to both the property owner and the Integration Director at Kildare County Council.

Both confirmed that the property will not be used to house refugees.

She said: "It is important that our communities are not manipulated by people who seek to influence opinion through undue fear and prejudice" adding that the properties will be used to accommodate people within the local community.

"Recent trends suggest that people outside our communities are planting suspicion and fear with misinformation - something similar happened in relation to Boland’s Pub in Kildare town and other experiences around the country."

Cllr Chris Pender also weighed in on the misinformation.

He said: "Thank you to anyone that reached out and checked the validity of the story going round on social media rather than taking it as fact and using it to help spread hate and division. It was stories similar to this shared on social media that saw a property in Leixlip set a blaze only a couple of weeks ago."

 

 

 

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