State Runs Out Of Space For Ne...


State Runs Out Of Space For New Ukrainian Refugees

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:08 14 Jul 2022

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State accommodation for new Ukrainian refugees and asylum seekers arriving here has run out.

The Taoiseach and Government ministers will meet today to discuss the issue.

It comes as the Citywest facility for new arrivals is close to full capacity, with the possibility of incoming arrivals remaining at Dublin Airport if alternatives aren't found.

As many as 150 refugees are arriving in Dublin every day according to reports, most of which are women and children.

It is understood that refugees coming into the country will be placed in Gormanston institutional buildings and modular homes.

The Taoiseach is meeting with relevant Ministers to discuss the situation and review the current policies and processes.

The Department of Children told a briefing of Irish NGOs supporting Ukrainians yesterday that it has had to pause the intake of new arrivals into existing State accommodation because it had run out of available beds and space at Citywest.

The Citywest conference centre is accommodating more than 1,000 people who have fled the war in Ukraine.

Main image: Balloygan Temporary Rest Centre for Ukrainian Refugees

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