As the government’s continued open boarders’ policies result in crisis after crisis, Roderick O’Gorman’s Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has announced it will approach private builders with a view to rush new modular housing units for thousands of Ukrainian refugees.
The Business Post has revealed that the move is an attempt to stave off a rapidly approaching accommodation crisis as hundreds of Ukrainian refugees and dozens of other asylum seekers continue to arrive in the country every week.
The desperate move comes as it was also announced that the government will increase the weekly social welfare payment to asylum seekers who are forced to sleep on the streets by €75.
In the past 22 months the government has martialled an unpresented effort to accommodate and house Ukrainian refugees and International Protection Applicants while homelessness amongst Irish people has reached new records on hundreds of thousands of Irish languish on housing lists or face an impossible task to buy privately due to the inflated property price bubble.
Ukrainian refugees in Ireland enjoy the most generous social welfare allowances in the world with the closest country to Ireland, Finland offering them only half the weekly payment they are spoiled with here and this new move to rush modular housing for them is likely to further enrage the hard-pressed Irish taxpayer.
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