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Local Minister addresses accommodation fears for refugees

Dec 1, 2023 07:39 By News Northern Sound
Local Minister addresses accommodation fears for refugees
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The State is currently accommodating over 100,000 people, including refugees and people seeking International Protection.

Proposals around payments and accommodation arrangements for Ukrainian refugees are due to be drawn up by several Government Departments. It comes amid fears the State could run out of accommodation for asylum seekers within days. The State is currently accommodating over 100,000 people, including refugees and people seeking International Protection.

Local Minister Heather Humphreys outlines what her department is doing; "I'm talking to Minister Helen McEntee, I'm talking to Minister Roderic O'Gorman and we're all having that conversation and we will be bringing proposals forward as to what we will do in the future. I think the point here is that Ukrainians are coming now to Ireland as a second choice and that's something that we have to take into consideration as well.

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