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ANOTHER tent city springs up in Dublin as Ireland continues to struggle with migrant influx blamed on Britain’s Rwanda policy – and furious locals firebomb ‘new asylum centre’

Authorities in Dublin yesterday began pulling apart a new ‘tent city’ constructed by homeless asylum seekers along the city’s Grand Canal in recent weeks.

The string of tents that had sprung up on the canalside were hosting at least 89 male asylum seekers according to Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Many of the occupants were moved to several temporary accommodation centres yesterday, but dozens of migrants still remain in tents near the waterways, fresh images taken earlier today showed.

The move marks the fourth time asylum seekers sleeping in tents have been shuttled away from parts of Dublin city in recent months – twice at Mount Street, close to the International Protection Office, and twice at the Grand Canal.

It comes as Gardai launched an investigation into a suspected arson attack on a Dublin property earmarked to house asylum seekers.

The suspected firebombing last night is the latest in a string of attacks targeting would-be migrant centres as Dubliners voice their displeasure at the increasing number of homeless asylum seekers in the Irish capital – a move many blame on Britain’s policy of deporting migrants to Rwanda.

The moving of the homeless men from the banks of the Grand Canal yesterday sparked suspicion authorities simply wanted to clean up the area around Dublin’s Aviva stadium, which hosts a major football final tonight.

Roisin McAleer of Social Rights Ireland, a group that volunteers with homeless asylum seekers, claimed moving the homeless men just hours ahead of the Europa League Final between Italian side Atalanta and Germany’s Bayern Leverkusen represents ‘another cynical move because of optics’.

‘There’s a big football match on in Dublin and there will be a lot of tourists travelling to the Aviva along the canal, and it’s a really bad look for the State.’

She claimed 50 asylum seekers were not offered accommodation on Tuesday and they have been left on the canal ‘in limbo’.

She added: ‘They’re asking us where will they go and will they get accommodation. There’s utter confusion.’

Asked why the men were moved ahead of the Europa League final, the Green Party’s Eamon Ryan told RTE’s News At One: ‘That’s not the reason you would be looking to provide people accommodation, because of a football match.

‘It is an ongoing reality that we have to provide protection for people seeking refuge here. That has been a real challenge because the numbers that have been coming.

‘We did not have the available accommodation, but as soon as it becomes available we clearly want to provide it for those who are in a more perilous situation who are camped in that way, so that is the reason it was done now – it is because we have the accommodation available.’

He said officials from the Department of Integration had met people sleeping in tents along the Grand Canal to inform them they would be offered accommodation.

‘They’ll be going to a variety of accommodation centres – the IPAS centres,’ said Mr Ryan, who is also a TD for the Dublin Bay South constituency.

‘About 89 men… have been provided with that accommodation in a number of different centres and they will be making their way there and that will, I think, take away from what no-one wants.

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