Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

No property to house Ukrainian refugees in ‘near future’, says State transport agency

Letter from CIE shows the body has no plans to open up its portfolio to Ukrainian refugees, as the government’s capacity to house those fleeing war comes under increasing pressure

Roderic O’Gorman, the Minister for Integration, on Tuesday confirmed that the government would stop using tents to house refugees as it expands on a strategy of refurbishing vacant properties around the country. Picture:

CIE, the state’s transport authority, is not considering making any of its property available to Ukrainian refugees for accommodation, it has emerged.

The semi-state corporation, which runs Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail, has confirmed it will not be opening up any of its portfolio to those fleeing Russia’s war in Ukraine.

CIE made the disclosure in a letter to Catherine Murphy, the co-leader of the Social Democrats, following a parliamentary question she submitted ...