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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# ukraine refugees

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2022
# Kildare
McDonald defends letter by Sinn Féin TD warning of risk of 'conflict' between refugees and locals
Kildare South TD Patricia Ryan said conflict with host communities could be exploited by “small far-right elements”.
# Homes
€400 monthly payment for hosts of Ukrainian refugees to start in August
It’s an opt-in scheme with applications to receive it open from today.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Were refugees and asylum seekers segregated by race in a Dublin processing centre?
An activist Twitter account claims an “apartheid system” gives Ukrainians preferential treatment over asylum seekers from other countries.
Arrivals to a Dublin centre were given different coloured wristbands depending on their race according to an activist group.
Wristbands determined access to beds with Ukrainian arrivals given beds while other asylum seekers slept on the floor, the group alleged.
The group, Abolish Direct Provision Campaign, called on Minister Roderic O'Gorman to resign.
# ukraine refugees
Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'
Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman says Government hasn’t used the traditional procurement processes.
# ukraine refugees
Student accommodation to be opened for Ukrainian refugees, Simon Harris says
Irish colleges and universities will make student beds available to refugees when they fall vacant at the end of the term.
# refugee crisis
Scotland 'stands ready' to take in 3,000 Ukrainian refugees immediately, says Nicola Sturgeon
The Scottish First Minister said she’s concerned the UK government’s refugee scheme is “slow and cumbersome”.