FAMILIES have begun to
arrive in Inishowen under the Irish Refugee
Protection Programme with the first families being
housed in Carndonagh.
The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration
(OPMI) has been engaging with Donegal County Council
to resettle the families which was delayed in the
summer due to the severe flash floods in August.
The council has today appeal to people to give the
families "time and space" to settle into their new
A local resettlement interagency steering group,
comprised of representatives from relevant public
service providers has been working with the OPMI to
facilitate the resettlement.
It is expected that about thirty families from Syria
will be resettled in the county.
In a statement today, the local authority said:
"Donegal County Council would like to acknowledge
the support provided by all organisations and
agencies involved in this process and especially the
positive community response received to date.
"The aim is now to support each of these families in
their resettlement and we ask that these families
are given the time and space to allow them to settle
into their new life here in Donegal."