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Gardaí Investigate After Threats To Set Direct Provision Centre In Wicklow Town On Fire.

It's understood that two men walked into the former Grand Hotel and threatened to burn it to the ground.

Gardaí are investigating after threats were made against a premises that accommodates asylum seekers in Wicklow town.

It's understood that two men walked into the former Grand Hotel and threatened to burn it to the ground.

The premises accommodates almost three hundred asylum seekers, 191 of whom are single men.

Fianna Fáil Councillor for Wicklow, Gail Dunne, says locals have concerns about the number of men in the centre - however, he says those making such threats do not represent the local community:

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