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They finally realise Ireland is full – Govt hears there’s a real possibility that accommodation for those seeking asylum will run out




A critical shortage of accommodation for asylum seekers must be addressed before the end of the week, the Cabinet heard, reports RTE.

Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman told the government the situation was urgent.

The minister’s spokesman said Ireland was currently accepting 100,000 of those fleeing Ukraine and seeking international protection.

This includes more than 74,000 Ukrainians who have sought state residence and more than 25,500 IPAs currently receiving International Protection Service accommodation.

“In recent months, it has become increasingly challenging to open new accommodation for those seeking International Protection, particularly male applicants,” the spokesperson said, reports RTE.

“As a result of this, the Department is facing the real possibility of a shortfall in accommodation in the coming days. Officials are continuing to work at maximising the use of available accommodation,” they added, reports RTE.

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