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Over 43,200 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since the start of the war

Jul 18, 2022 12:57 By News Northern Sound
Over 43,200 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since the start of the war
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Social Protection Minister, Heather Humphreys, says there are a range of facilities being examined for accommodating refugees.

Over 43,200 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since the start of the war with Russia.

Almost 4,500 arrived in the country in the three weeks up to the 10th of July.

The CSO figures come as the pressure to provide accommodation for those arriving in the country remains in the spotlight.

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Up to 150 refugees will be accommodated in tents at the Gormanston Army Barracks in County Meath this week, with the facility due to come on stream tomorrow.

Social Protection Minister, Heather Humphreys, says there are a range of facilities being examined for accommodating refugees:

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