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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# refugee accommodation

This week
3rd December 2023 - 8th December 2023
Ministers to discuss a €75 payment to asylum applicants after accommodation runs out
The Department of Integration has confirmed the state has run out of accomodation for everyone.
Living expenses for asylum applicants to be increased if state runs out of accommodation
The minister said it’s “likely” the state will run out of accommodation in the coming days.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
'Real possibility' of asylum seeker accommodation shortfall in coming days, Cabinet told
Micheál Martin says the situation is very challenging.
This year
Tánaiste confident use of tented accommodation for refugees will be short-term
Micheál Martin acknowledged the use of tents to house refugees is ‘not ideal’.
Electric Picnic tents to house Ukrainian refugees after festival ends
Due to an accommodation shortage tents will be the ‘primary source of accommodation’ for new Ukrainian refugees, the department said.
Simon Harris: 1,500 Ukrainians in student accommodation need to be moved before college starts
Harris said that those who get planning permission for student accommodation do so on the basis that it will be students who live there.
Student accommodation to house thousands of refugees for second summer
Up to 5,000 empty student beds will be used to accommodate refugees from Ukraine and other countries.
O'Gorman: 'Disturbing' that anti-immigration protesters are 'wrapping themselves in the tricolour'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described some recent protests outside asylum seeker accommodation as wrong.
Taoiseach to meet OPW minister over lack of progress on modular housing for Ukrainian refugees
Not a single unit has been delivered yet despite repeated promises about when the first homes would be ready.
Tourist season set to take 1,300 beds from system housing refugees
A report by
Christina Finn
Pod-style modular homes which will be delivered in a shorter time frame, but may not last as long, are being considered.
Refugee accommodation: Govt hopes local point people and beefed up media budget will ease concerns
Politicians have spoken out about the lack of communication about refugee facilities.
'Any buildings we can get our hands on': Ministers to discuss refugee accommodation crisis
The Cabinet Committee on Ukraine will also discuss a new communications plan for communities.
'Onus on us all to challenge narrative that single males pose threat to communities', TDs told
The Department of Integration says finding accommodation for asylum seekers is “extremely difficult”.
Varadkar on protests against refugees: 'We should know better. It's not the Irish way'
The Taoiseach said refugees genuinely fleeing war and oppression are welcome here.
McDonald: Protests at centres 'absolutely wrong approach' - but those taking part are 'mixed bag'
The Sinn Féin leader said people’s frustration over the housing crisis should not be directed at vulnerable people.