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Ryevale House Served An Enforcement Notice By Kildare County Council

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The house was due to house refugees

Kildare County Council has served an enforcement notice on Ryevale House in Leixlip.

The house was due to be used to house up to 80 Ukrainian refugees, that will now be halted.

It comes following complaints from residents about trees being felled and the destruction of wildlife around the house.

Roderic O’Gorman, the minister in charge of housing refugees and international protection applicants, has said he is “extremely displeased” at the actions of an emergency accommodation provider who felled a large number of native trees in Leixlip on the grounds of a centre funded by his department.

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy tweeted before and after pictures of Ryevale House in Leixlip.

They showed a large swathe of trees had been cleared from the lands surrounding the house that has been used to accommodate 80 international protection applicants since the end of March.

Mr O’Gorman said the “large-scale removal of trees” was “neither envisaged or sanctioned by the department."




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