Watch video here: iTV.ie : https://itv.ie/biggest-ever-gathering-in-oughterard-by-locals-has-overwhelmingly-rejected-asylum-plans-for-their-town-will-government-ignore-them-too/
Locals in Oughterard, Galway, tonight rejected any plans to accommodate asylum seekers at the Connemara Gateway Hotel. A packed community meeting was held in the Community Centre where a hand vote was taken. A majority of the townspeople clearly opposed any asylum plans for their town.
Gearóid Murphy who took this video has said on twitter that locals have been telling him that this was the biggest community gathering they’ve ever seen.
So far the government has refused to confirm or deny whether the Gateway hotel will be used to accommodate asylum seekers but Cllr Tom Welby told Niall Boylan last Friday that he believed this was the case.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gdegcYt1mU[/embed]
Previously Shannonside broadcaster Joe Finnegan told listeners that Minister f