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# ukrainian refugees

Last month
September 2023
Minister says Govt 'under real pressure' to accommodate refugees in coming months
Roderic O’Gorman said a significant increase in arrivals “particularly on the Ukrainian side” is putting additional pressure on accommodation.
Electric Picnic tents for refugees 'can only be a very short term measure', minister says
“It’s important to remind people as well that there is still a war going on,” junior minister Joe O’Brien said.
Taoiseach ‘saddened’ FG councillors voted against leasing site for modular homes for Ukrainians
Varadkar said no sanction would be imposed on the Wicklow Fine Gael councillors who voted against the motion.
Minister O'Gorman says he can't rule out future use of tents to house refugees in Ireland
Roderic O’Gorman said it was ‘difficult’ to project how many more refugees would arrive in Ireland by the end of the year.
This year
Modular housing being held up by site issues, warns state architect
A number of rapid-build homes are being constructed at sites across the country to house Ukrainian refugees.
First batch of 200 modular homes for Ukrainian refugees to be ready next month
A report by
Christina Finn
A target of delivering 700 units has been missed by Government.
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.
Ukraine War: How countries across Europe are responding to the refugee crisis, one year on
The invasion of Ukraine sparked the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War.
Minister asks sports bodies to help provide refugee accommodation during 'time of extreme need'
Sports Minister Catherine Martin has written to over 70 sporting bodies and organisations to seek assistance.
Homelessness services prepare for potential fallout of Citywest closing to new refugees
A report by
Lauren Boland
The development has raised concerns for the welfare of refugees who arrive into the country.
Lynn Ruane: In all my years of community work I've never met the ones 'fighting for Ireland'
The independent senator takes the narrative of the Far Right to task and asks them just how much they truly care for communities in Ireland.
Last year
50 Ukrainians in Dundalk given 48 hours' notice of transfer across the country
The group of around 50 people are being moved to various locations, including Kerry and Limerick.
72,000 Ukrainian refugees expected in Ireland by the end of the year
The Government has appealed to members of the public who own unoccupied properties to make them available to house those fleeing the war.
East Wall: Minister to meet residents as Tánaiste says people don't have 'veto' on who lives nearby
A spokesperson for the Minister confirmed that a meeting would take place this week.
Fire at Kildare facility at centre of proposal to house Ukrainian refugees is extinguished
The scene is preserved for examination.
Communities that take in Ukrainian refugees could get multimillion-euro funding
Leo Varadkar said he wanted a community fund for areas to improve schools, public transport, community and sporting facilities.
Explainer: What exactly are the modular homes causing disquiet in our refugee response?
The government is planning to use modular homes to house Ukrainian refugees, but it’s proving controversial.
Rod Stewart paying rent and bills for family of seven Ukrainian refugees
The singer said he usually keeps ‘all my charitable efforts nice and quiet,’ but hoped making his actions public might inspire others to help.
Investigation following overcrowding claims at restaurant converted into refugee accommodation
The department said it was awaiting further information from the owner of the accommodation.
Ukrainian refugee camp in Gormanston to be stood down during winter months
There are currently around 190 Ukrainian refugees at the temporary camp in Co Meath.
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”.
Government needs to take 'more humane approach' to housing Ukrainian refugees
Around 2,500 Ukrainians who have been living in student accommodation will have to leave by the end of August.
Aviva Stadium being temporarily used to host Ukrainian refugees
It is understood that these refugees will be moved onto separate accommodation tomorrow after spending a week at the stadium.
€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.
First of 500 modular homes to accommodate Ukrainian refugees to be built by November
All of the units are set to be two-bed apartments and will be able to accommodate a maximum of four refugees.
Grants up to €100,000 available to organisations helping Ukrainians in Ireland
New figures released by the CSO show that a total of 35,670 PPSNs have been issued to people from Ukraine since early March.
Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres
Leo Varadkar said the issues raised by refugees will be looked into.
Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules
The change means that social welfare payments will not be impacted for earning rental income under €14,000.
Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees
Darragh O’Brien has written to local authorities about the measure.
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.
New Cabinet committee on Ukrainian crisis as TD makes 'strong call' for holiday homes to be used for refugees
Taoiseach Micheá Martin said that he had met with Ukrainian refugees over the weekend.
Ukrainians allowed to exchange driving licence for an Irish one, Minister announces
The new licence will be valid for 12 months and will apply to cars only.
Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is examining new options for housing Ukrainian refugees.
Irish volunteers at the Ukraine border: ‘We're great at helping, but need to do more. It’s a tragedy’
A report by
Céimin Burke
At a major humanitarian aid centre close to the Ukrainian border a small team of volunteers are helping refugees travel to Ireland.
Céimin Burke speaks to volunteers at a disused shopping centre just 11 kilometres from the Ukrainian border.
Groups include people from around Europe who came to border areas and directly offered lifts to arriving refugees.
Irish charities among those working to set up safe travel routes for refugees and helping with those providing essential items and legal support.
‘I have to go back’: Polish city remains a major hub for Ukrainians fleeing war (and going home)
Over 50 days in, things have changed at the main border crossing between Poland and Ukraine
Over 50 days in, things have changed at the main border crossing between Poland and Ukraine
There are now almost as many people returning to Ukraine as there are people fleeing from it, reports Céimin Burke at the Poland-Ukraine border.
There are now large numbers of people returning to Ukraine as well as leaving it
Security is much tighter, with more organisations rather than individuals on the ground
The traffic at the border stretches out of sight filling three lanes, reports Céimin Burke from the border
'Powerful' strikes on Lviv kill seven people as Russia tries to seize full control of Mariupol
'We couldn't imagine how the world let this happen': Nadia's journey from Bucha to Ireland
Housing minister says government will pull 'every lever available' to house Ukrainian refugees
Vacant buildings are being examined to find spaces that can be converted to homes.
Number of Ukrainians arriving falls and payment for host families being considered – O'Gorman
Roderic O’Gorman said Ireland won’t be able to accommodate all arrivals in own-room settings.
Tent camp, warehouses, arenas and Citywest hotel may house refugees by Easter
Warehouses and other vacant properties might also be used to house people arriving here from Ukraine in the coming days.
Up to 35,000 new homes may be needed to house Ukrainian refugees, says Housing Minister
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that the planning system was a drawback to activating housing developments.
Around 700 Ukrainian refugee children registered with schools so far, says Education Minister
Foley said that this figure is likely to rise in the coming days as more children are registered.