Four bids for the establishment of a direct provision centre within 40 kilometres of Newbridge, are being considered by the Dept. of Justice.
All four bids have been placed in the department's framework.
Fazyard Ltd proposes a centre for 202 people at The Montague Hotel, Emo. Oscar Dawn Ltd proposes a centre for 143 people at the Hazel Hotel, Monasterevin.
Fazyard Ltd has also proposed a facility for 250 people at the Towers, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Peachport Ltd is proposing the Eyrepowell, Newbridge, with capacity for 125 people.
This building is currently in operation as a direct provision centre.
The Minister of State, David Stanton, says "it will be a condition of the tender that that all residents will be able to cook meals of their own choice and that families will have access to designated living areas where they can carry out normal family activities outside of their bedrooms."
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