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Arson attack on Shannon Key West Hotel to be condemned by all - Martin Kenny TD

11 January, 2019 - by Martin Kenny TD


Sinn Féin TD for Sligo, Leitrim, West Cavan and South Donegal Martin Kenny has condemned what appears to be an arson attack on the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey last night.

Deputy Kenny said;

“This appears to be an arson attack on the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey and it needs to be condemned by all.

“It is a great disappointment for the local community that this hotel has being closed for many years, and now for it to be burnt out is a greater catastrophe for the area.

“It is very alarming to consider this could be an arson attack carried out by people with a racist or anti-immigrant agenda; such attitudes are very dangerous and wrong.

"Arson attacks, threats or racism have no place in Rooskey.

“There has been a lot of concerns regarding the possibility of the Shannon Key West Hotel being used as a direct provision centre.

"The Direct Provision model is not a good model for the taxpayer or the unfortunate refugees seeking asylum.

"The decent people of Rooskey and surrounding areas are generous and welcoming people and would not want to be associated with this type of behaviour or racist agenda.

"Anybody with information on this incident should assist the Gardaí with their enquiries.”

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