New independent living facilities will be provided for asylum seekers in Rosslare in Co Wexford.
The Department of Justice is ending the provision of emergency accommodation, and will instead provide people with dedicated facilities at the former Rosslare Port Lodge Hotel.
Asylum seekers who have been living in Hotel Rosslare will be transferred to the new centre in the coming weeks.
Residents will move in on a phased basis and the total capacity of the centre when full is around 100 people.
At the new centre, they will have their own cooking facilities and an onsite food hall to get groceries via a cashless system.
Other facilities include a dining area, recreational spaces and an onsite laundry facility.
People may access a range of services and supports including healthcare, education, childcare etc, "on the same basis as everyone else", the department said.
Residents will receive a weekly cash allowance of €38.80 for adults and €29.80 for children.
A meeting has been arranged between Department officials and local representatives tomorrow to discuss what supports will be in place.
Additionally, a ‘Friends of the Centre’ group will be established.