State stands over 90-day refugee accommodation limit despite cabinet concerns

Controversial policy met with queries from Tánaiste and a number of other cabinet colleagues

Asylum seekers arriving to Ireland queue outside the Refugee Application Centre on Mount Street, Dublin as they seek accommodation. Picture: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

A 90-day limit on Ukrainian refugees being housed by the state is still expected to make up a central part of new government policy, despite disagreements at cabinet over the proposal.

It comes as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the government needs to take action to slow the number of refugees coming into Ireland, and that other European countries do not offer unlimited state-provided accommodation in the manner that Ireland does.

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