Gardaí believe a fire that has destroyed much of a disused hotel earmarked for asylum-seeker accommodation was set deliberately.
One line of investigation is that the blaze was started to ensure the hotel could not be used as a centre for asylum seekers from next Thursday, as was planned.
However, Garda sources stressed the investigation into the late-night blaze in Co Galway was at an early stage. They added it would take some time to confirm where in the building, and precisely how, the fire was started.
The incident at the Ross Lake House is the latest fire which affected facilities about to be used for accommodation for international protection (IP) applicants or Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion of their country.
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