Government considers stricter asylum screening and more deportations
One of the government-approved measures to better control the influx of immigrants to Ireland is tighter checks, more deportations and tented accommodation during the winter for Ukrainians.
As Irish Examiner The government will increase payments of 400 euros to Irish families who take refugees into their homes, and issue a new call for pledges county by county, requiring commitments of at least six months.
Prefabricated units from military bases, including Mullingar barracks, will be used to “double down” on the deployment of modular homes.
Justice Department ramps up checks on people claiming to be from war-torn countries in light of recent surge in arrivals amid concerns that some are trying to come here under false pretenses .
A unit will be set up at Dublin Airport to facilitate these checks, and deportations will also increase.
The measure is being adopted because at least 43 Ukrainian men were “thrown into the streets” this weekend as the surge in arrivals meant there was no room to accommodate them.
The Ukrainian ambassador to Ireland said the lack of accommodation for Ukrainian refugees arriving here was “unacceptable”.
Larysa Gerasko said the accommodation situation in Ireland was very worrying, but also said it was difficult to predict the actions of the Russian government.
The Dublin Airport building has been confirmed to open today Monday to prevent further people from being kicked out if the Citywest processing facility remains full.
Considering that the influx of Ukrainian refugees is likely to continue for several months, discussions continue about the establishment of a second Citywest-type facility.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin and senior ministers meet tonight to “refocus” the government’s response to the crisis, with more than 60,000 arriving this year.
The main focus has been to see where additional accommodation can be sourced quickly and how renovations can be sped up, with a heavy focus on modular housing deliveries, but this is very It’s getting late.
Earlier this morning, a Ukrainian interpreter said some of his compatriots were considering returning home because they did not want to stay in Ireland unless they were welcomed.
Lily Orlovska told RTÉ Radio’s Morning Ireland that refugees arriving over the weekend were surprised to find no accommodation.
Many refugees ended up back at the airport after being unable to find accommodation in the city.
“I met them at the airport and they told me they had tried, they went to City West, there was no space. It was broken.”
Many refugees slept soundly on the streets, not knowing that they would be able to return to the airport.
“They were sleeping on the floor. They had no food, no money, no support to stay at the airport, nothing. Basically, the only food they ate was the Capuchin Day Center. It was the food that was given in
Additional reporting by Vivienne Clarke
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