Fire at Leitrim hotel earmarked for asylum seeker accommodation

Update 10.48pm: A fire has been brought under control at a hotel building in Leitrim that had been earmarked for asylum seeker accommodation.

The blaze was spotted at around 8 o'clock this evening at the Shannon Key West Hotel in Roosky.

No one was injured in the fire.

The government announced in November that the hotel was to become a direct provision centre.

But a legal row broke out over its ownership.

Just before Christmas an agreement was reached to develop a four-star hotel on the site.

Update 10.22pm: Emergency services in Leitrim are dealing with a fire at a building that has been earmarked for asylum seeker accommodation.

The blaze was spotted at around 8pm this evening at the Shannon Key West Hotel in Roosky.

Roads in the village have been closed and diversions are in place.

There are no reports of injuries at this stage.

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