One in nine Ukrainian refugees working here within two months

Most of the 1,994 Ukrainians are working in Dublin and Clare, while more than half those working have found employment in pubs, restaurants and hotels

Nick Henderson, the chief executive of the Irish Refugee Council, is concerned about the international protection applications of people who had arrived this year and at the end of last year being ‘parked’ as the authorities deal with the influx of Ukrainian refugees

About one in nine Ukrainian refugees of working age has found a job since arriving in Ireland, according to new figures. More than half of the 1,994 Ukrainians who have found employment are working in pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Government officials have welcomed the number, with many of those involved finding work within two months of being in the country. It has also been a boost to the businesses in the hospitality sector which are ...