Protests over the housing of asylum seekers in Dublin's East Wall have been suspended.
It's after the Minister for Integration agreed to meet residents.
Demonstrators have been turning out in their hundreds in recent days, making their voices heard outside a newly opened emergency accommodation centre on East Wall Road.
The old ESB office building is being used to house asylum seekers, with space for 380 men, women and children.
Protesters in East Wall, Dublin have blocked the road outside the old ESB building.
The former office building is being used to provide emergency accommodation for 380 men, women and children @NewstalkFM pic.twitter.com/U6RMUUdk6C
— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) November 21, 2022
Local councillor Nial Ring says another rally planned for this evening has been called off after the Minister for Integration Roderic O' Gorman agreed to meet residents on Friday over their concerns.
He says their questions and concerns could have been addressed earlier, preventing rumours, misinformation and idle speculation.
Councillor Ring says the last thing locals wanted was to be "lumped in" with some of the groups who attended the protests "with their own sinister, bigoted and racist agendas."
Yesterday Finance Minister Pascal Donohue, a TD for the area, said some of the language being used at the protests was "really really concerning".
But he wouldn't be drawn on whether it's racist or not.