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22/10/2021

Naas TD offers Wexford holiday home to refugees

Cllr Anthony Lawlor
by Louise McCarthy A Naas TD has confirmed that he will give his Wexford holiday home to refugees in a bid to tackle the crisis. Deputy Anthony Lawlor signed up the Pledge a Bed Campaign, enabling people to register an offer of accommodation for refugees. He is offering a fully furnished four-bedroom property owned by himself and his ex-wife at Helen's Bay Wexford. Speaking to Kildare Now, Deputy Lawlor said that it is anticipated that the refugees can stay at his holiday home on a temporary basis for about five months. The refugee crisis is an issue close to his heart following time spent in Gaza three years ago while volunteering with Christian Aid. He revealed that a significant amount of Kildare people have contacted him in a bid to offer their assistance towards the problem. Deputy Lawlor said: "There is a lot of compassion in Kildare." Cllr Brendan Weld praised the move by the Naas TD. "It is a very generous step, I admire anyone who does this, not everyone can do this."

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