Íomha: Ireland's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ireland's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Supports for people fleeing the war in Ukraine have changed. From Thursday 14 March, anyone fleeing the war in Ukraine looking for State-provided accommodation in Ireland will be accommodated for a maximum of 90 days.

They will be provided with food, laundry, other services and integration supports in Designated Accommodation Centres.

They will also be entitled to a weekly allowance of €38.80 per adult and €29.80 per child in respect of daily expenses, while they are resident in Designated Accommodation Centres.

When they leave the Designated Accommodation Centre, or if they make their own accommodation arrangements on arrival, they will be entitled to apply for full standard social welfare payments, equivalent to Irish citizens including rent and children allowance, subject to meeting the eligibility conditions.

These changes will not affect people from Ukraine who arrived in Ireland before this policy came into force.

The focus of supports in designated centres will be orientation on living and working in Ireland and the options for sourcing accommodation independently.

This change does not apply to people seeking international protection in Ireland, it is only for people fleeing the war in Ukraine who request temporary protection here.

Below you will find:

  • information for people arriving from Ukraine;
  • information for the general public; and
  • information for businesses

Contact information

Ukraine Crisis Temporary Accommodation Team Policies

Pets policy

From 9 November 2022, the Irish Government will not be able to provide accommodation which caters to pets.

Sourcing accommodation which caters for pets in this context is very difficult. Furthermore placing pets in state funded accommodation creates risks to fellow residents, service providers and the animals themselves.

If you wish to avail of state funded accommodation, you will need to make your own arrangements for your pet at your own cost.

Ireland is resolute in our solidarity and support for Ukraine and we are honouring our commitment to help people who have been displaced by this horrendous war.

We are working with our European and international partners to help the Ukrainian people.

Ireland has never seen so many people arrive in such a short time frame. Already thousands are receiving assistance.

Government, civil and public servants, as well as volunteers across the country, are working hard to manage this humanitarian crisis by providing the necessary supports for those who are seeking shelter and other services.

State services are being deployed to respond, but we will also continue to need the public’s help and support.

If you can, volunteer your time or skills at community level through your local Community Response Forum or by registering with Volunteer Ireland.

The war in Ukraine is causing ongoing challenges such as rising energy prices, scarcity of energy supply and supply chain issues.

All of this will place more pressure on existing services and this will have implications for everyone.

Over generations, Irish people have sought shelter and opportunities abroad.

Throughout history, Ireland has also had a long tradition of supporting other nations in times of trouble.

It is the right thing to do.

Thank you for all you are already doing to support the people of Ukraine.