Almost 4,000 Ukranian refugees in Donegal as Letterkenny Milford MD seeks moratorium

Just three counties account for more than 40 per cent of Ukrainians housed in temporary or emergency accommodation, such as hotels.

Figures released by the Department of Integration show there are now 38,212 Ukrainians who have a status as “beneficiaries of temporary protection” being accommodated by the State.

With 3,971 officially registered according to latest figures, Donegal has the third highest number in the state, with questions being asked about how sustainable this is, particularly in light of the defective blocks crisis, with potentially thousands of families soon needing temporary accommodation.

A meeting of Letterkenny Milford MD next week will consider a motion from the Mayor calling for a moratorium on new refugees until accommodation standards are assessed.

However, during a debate on today’s Nine til Noon Show, Glenties MD Councillor Marie Therese Gallagher said she believes the lack of services is the real issue………

Meanwhile, during the same discussion, local St Vincent de Paul spokesperson Rosa Glackin said there is a third group of people at risk of being further marginalised………

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