On 17 May, Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe visited the Magowna House Hotel in Inch, Co Clare, where he spoke to local people about their concerns and to international protection refugees who had just arrived to the area.
During his visit, Bishop Monahan was informed that some of the occupants are Christian and he expressed his desire to extend a gesture of pastoral support and to invite them to worship in the local church.
Bishop Monahan also spoke to local people outside the hotel and emphasised that they have legitimate and genuine concerns. The Bishop of Killaloe hopes that local people are listened to and that their concerns can be addressed so that a resolution can be found.
Bishop Monahan offered any support he can so that a reasonable resolution can be found.