Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has predicted that there will be approximately 20,000 refugees from Ukraine in the State by the end of March.
“What is happening now that people with a vacant property are being prioritised. Then we will get people who can provide a room. There will be 20,000 people who will be offered accommodation to and I ask people to be patient, he said.
Vacant Army barracks, hotels and B&Bs were suggested as options to be used to house those fleeing the war.
Mr Varadkar said that it was the preference for refugees to have own-door accommodation, followed by living in other people’s homes and then communal living.
A Ukrainian reception centre has been set up at the old terminal building in Dublin Airport, where refugees can register, obtain PPS numbers and get help to find accommodation.