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16/09/2021

Refugees receive positive welcome in Co Kildare says leading voluntary group

An appeal to support the refugees has been extremely successful in Co Kildare according to a leading volunteer. The announcement by Mick Power, Head of Kildare Volunteer Bureau, comes just as 20 refugees arrived at the former Monasterevin Hotel yesterday morning. According to Mr Power, a meeting last night with residents and businesspeople in Rathangan surrounding the refugee issue was positive. Meanwhile Co Kildare people are generously offering toys, books, car seats and bikes to the Volunteer Centre. Mr Power added that clothes donations are not required. The HSE has recently opened an account in which people can make further donations on account number 24404827 with sort code 90-12-63.

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