Cabinet to examine accommodation for Ukrainian refugees

The Cupboard will hear this early morning that extra than 22,000 persons from Ukraine have arrived here given that 25 February.

So much, 14,155 people have sought accommodation from Point out expert services.

The endeavor of supplying lodging is becoming increasingly tough for Federal government notably with the heightened need for motels and B&Bs through the Easter vacations.

It is now probably that camp beds in community halls will be employed in the subsequent few times to accommodate people today.

Initiatives are staying stepped up to system the provides of lodging pledged by the community.

Defence Forces staff are speaking to additional than 1,200 home homeowners each working day as they will work through the 24,000 or so pledges of accommodation.

So much, only about 50 % of those who supplied lodging are answering these phone calls.

Though there might be some upcoming economic assist for individuals featuring accommodation, it is not anticipated that Cabinet will offer with this concern in any excellent depth today.

Independently, ministers are set to indication off on a VAT minimize to gas and electrical power with the price minimizing to 9% from 13.5% which will generate a annually conserving of €110 for households.

Cabinet will also give the eco-friendly gentle to a at the time-off €99 payment to fuel allowance recipients and the €58 yearly PSO levy on electrical power expenses will be lower to zero.

Afterwards today, officials will meet with employer and worker representatives to commence get the job done on achieving a consensus on the tactic to the soaring expense-of-residing.