Michael Brennan: Zelenskyy to address Leinster House as state grapples with refugee numbers

The Ukrainian president will speak via videolink on Wednesday, while the government takes on the task of finding accommodation for thousands of refugees

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, will speak to Leinster House via videolink this coming week. Picture: Getty

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president, will talk directly to the country’s TDs and senators in his video address to the Houses of the Oireachtas on Wednesday.

When he does, he is likely to get the same standing ovation that he received during similar video addresses to the House of Commons and the US Congress.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to dominate the political agenda in Ireland because of the pressure to house up to ...