The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and the Minister of State for Immigration & Integration David Stanton have expressed grave concern at the reports of a fire last night in the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey.

Last night at around 9:15, two small fires were found on the first floor of the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey, where 80 asylum seekers are due to move in.

The fires were soon brought under control by on-site security guards - and it's believed no serious damage was caused.

Minister Flanagan said last night's fire at the hotel comes just five weeks after a previous fire at the premises, and said this pattern of behaviour represents an unacceptable and worrying development, and should be condemned by all.

The Justice Minister says the person or people responsible for this attack have shown a reckless disregard for the safety of human life and no respect for private property.

He said the hotel owners had just completed the necessary repairs from the last fire, and the damage will now have to be assessed again, for the second time this year.




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