The Department of Sport within the Republic of Ireland has confirmed that it has contacted various sporting our bodies to see if there’s lodging out there for Ukrainian refugees at their venues.
It stated it had been asked by the Department of Children to contact the GAA, the IRFU and Sport Ireland searching for brief time period lodging, following a report within the Business Post, in accordance to RTÉ.
The Irish authorities is below growing strain to present lodging for Ukrainian refugees.
About 3,500 Ukrainian refugees dwelling in pupil lodging may have to transfer out within the subsequent coming weeks as college students return to faculty.
More than 43,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived within the Republic of Ireland and it’s anticipated that there may very well be about 50,000 by the center of August.
Speaking to RTÉ, the Nasc Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre chief govt stated accommodating folks in sporting venues not designed for lodging must be a “measure of last resort”.
Fiona Hurley stated nearly all of folks escaping conflict had been predominantly girls, youngsters and susceptible adults and that it was troublesome to guarantee right safeguarding procedures in venues like these.
Earlier this month various Ukrainian refugees had been accommodated within the Aviva stadium in Dublin however have since been moved to various lodging.