Government looks at cutting some of its financial support for Ukrainian refugees

Cabinet report shows that Ireland, Belgium and Germany are the only countries in the EU who are paying Ukrainian refugees full social welfare benefits

Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children, has appealed to other departments for vacant properties. Picture: RollingNews

The government is considering limiting financial supports for Ukrainian refugees after a confidential cabinet report found that Ireland is one of only three EU countries paying them full social welfare benefits.

All EU countries are required to provide social welfare assistance to Ukrainian refugees who have fled following the Russian invasion of their country, but there is a wide variety in the level of payments provided.

The cabinet sub-committee on Ukraine was given a report ...