Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Department of Justice and Equality
232. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to a request for a transfer to individual accommodation for a person (details supplied) on medical grounds. [51521/17]
Persons seeking international protection in Ireland are offered accommodation by my Department in one of a number of accommodation centres under contract to the Department.
Persons are normally only transferred from that accommodation centre for very specific reasons and where there is accommodation available in the centre to which they are seeking to be transferred.
In this particular instance the applicant has appealed, on medical grounds, the decision not to transfer him to alternative accommodation. Arrangements are being made to send this persons medical documentation to the Independent Medical Referee for his professional opinion as to whether such a transfer is medically required.