Housing offers for Ukrainian refugees to be limited to two

State says the move is necessary to keep numbers flowing out of the Citywest reception centre to longer-term accommodation

Ukrainian refugees: A government source said the refusals protocol was being introduced out of necessity. Picture: Getty

Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland are to be given a maximum of two offers of accommodation, under new state rules.

The changes have been made due to the pressure of finding accommodation for around 26,600 of the 36,000 Ukrainian refugees who have been living here since the Russian invasion of their country last February.

Some Ukrainians had turned down multiple offers of accommodation because they understandably were hoping to get accommodation close to relatives, or ...