Meeting To Discuss Accommodati...


Meeting To Discuss Accommodation For Ukrainian Refugees

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:41 13 Jun 2022

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There are fears Ukrainian refugees could have nowhere to live in a matter of weeks.

It comes as government hotel contracts are expected to come to an end.

A special cabinet committee is set to discuss the current situation today, which could reach a 'crisis point'.

It's expected that around 3,400 people could be without accommodation in six weeks time according to modelling conducted by Ernst and Young.

The Irish Independent reports that the state currently has over 300 contracts with the likes of hotels, B&Bs, arenas and religious institutions.

While 4,500 people living in student accommodation may have to vacate as the academic year returns.

In response, the government is hoping that 6,000 private accommodation pledges will come on stream by the end of the summer.

While the local authorities and the department of housing's role will also be discussed at today's meeting.


Meanwhile, five injured Ukrainian soldiers have been airlifted to Ireland in recent days.

The soldiers who arrived in Dublin on Friday and Saturday are the first to be transferred under the European Disaster Relief project.

They are currently receiving treatment at Cork University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and University Hospital Galway.

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