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A Private Developer In Westmeath Has Been Stopped From Setting Up Modular Housing For Refugees

18 modular homes were delivered to Coole village at 4 o'clock this morning.

A private developer has been stopped from setting up modular housing for refugees in Westmeath.

Up to 18 modular homes were delivered to Coole village at 4 o'clock this morning, with HGVs blocking a local road for several hours.

Local reports suggest the delivery is connected to plans to house up to 100 asylum seekers on site.

Enterprise Minister and local TD Peter Burke has confirmed the landowner hasn't been granted permission and an enforcement notice is now in place.

He says the government doesn't intend to use the site:

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