Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked Independent TD Noel Grealish to withdraws the comments he towards a direct provision centre being built in Oughterard Galway.

He stated that they were “economic migrants” that would “sponge off the system” and that Syrian Christian families are being “hounded out of there own country by isis”.

Locals however, have expressed their anger over the lack of consultation in regards to the direct provision centre.

-Sam Fitzsimons