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Some Asylum Seekers Leave For Dublin "It's Better Than Here" They Claim As Protests Continue In Co. Clare

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Tanaiste Micheal Martin has said there is "no need" for the blockade

A number of asylum seekers have left the accommodation which was provided for them in Co. Clare.

Some 34 asylum seekers arrived at three holiday homes on the site of Magowna House Hotel in Inch yesterday evening.

However, local protesters, some of them in tractors, blocked roads to the site - the blockade is continuing this afternoon.

Earlier, the Tanaiste Micheal Martin criticised the blockade in Co. Clare outside a former hotel accommodating 34 male asylum seekers.

Ireland is currently housing around 84 thousand asylum seekers while 500 currently have nowhere to stay.

Violent protests over the weekend against migrants in Dublin have been widely condemned.

People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy had to cancel a meeting in Tallaght on Monday night on the evictions ban after it was targeted by far right protestors.

Sherif from Algeria  arrived in Inch Co.Clare on Monday, he says he's been left with no choice but to travel to Dublin:

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