Killarney town center hotel to accommodate Ukrainian refugees
Radio Kerry understands that a hotel in Killarney, which was due to reopen soon, will accommodate Ukrainian refugees.
The Eviston House Hotel on New Street is to enter into a contract with the State to house refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of their country.
The 107-room Eviston House hotel on New Street, Killarney has been closed and refurbished over the past year following a fire last June.
Also known as The Danny Man, the hotel has advertised staff and is now run by hotel management company, iNua Hospitality.
Radio Kerry understands the hotel is due to open next week but is not currently accepting any public bookings as a contract has been signed with the Department for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to house Ukrainian refugees.
iNua Hospitality told Radio Kerry it had no comment at this time and International Protection Accommodation Services (IPAS), which is part of the department, said it was not possible to comment on the hotel. as the situation is fluid, and the total number of hotels and accommodation providers engaged will depend on the number of Ukrainians arriving daily in the country.
It is not known how many refugees will be accommodated at the hotel.