Our own Homeless, Treated like Animals, for years; Dying in Hedges, and Doorways, and yet the Foreigners, get the 5 Star Hotels, a Fucking Disgrace? What next, Paddies, Get out, of your Homes, Make Room. People of Ireland, Stand up, Enough, is Enough? No Child should go Hungry, but Charity Begins at Home?

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Tourism town criticises refugee housing strategy as local hotels are fully booked out

Padraig Hennessy (centre), who runs the famous Clancy’s Bar facing Youghal strand, with staff Dean O'Shea and Leah Hennessy. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Padraig Hennessy (centre), who runs the famous Clancy’s Bar facing Youghal strand, with staff Dean O’Shea and Leah Hennessy. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

July 18 2022 02:30 AM


Traders in a famous seaside resort have warned that the Government’s refugee policy has inflicted more damage on the local tourism economy than the Covid-19 pandemic.

The east Cork town of Youghal – one of Ireland’s famous old Victorian beach destinations – has found itself with virtually no local hotel bed capacity.

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