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Incoming Ukrainian refugees to be housed in tents from today

Sep 5, 2023 09:11 By Shannonside News
Incoming Ukrainian refugees to be housed in tents from today
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A six week contract has been signed for glamping tents to be used at the Electric Picnic site in Stradbally, Co Laois.

Up to 750 Ukrainian refugees are likely to be housed in tents at the Electric Picnic site from today.

A six week contract has been signed by the Department of Integration for glamping tents to be used at the site in Stradbally, Co Laois.

The government continues to struggle with a chronic shortage of accommodation and says tented accommodation will be the primary means of housing from next week

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National Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland, Eugene Quinn, says the Department of Housing needs to take more of a central role in tackling the issue:

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