Summer season set to squeeze housing for Ukrainian refugees, minister warns

Roderic O’Gorman says some hotels may not renew contracts to accommodate Ukrainians

The Defence Forces have set up a tented facility for up to 320 Ukrainian refugees in Gormanston in Meath. Picture: RollingNews

The supply of accommodation for Ukrainian refugees is set to “tighten” due to the start of the summer tourist season, Roderic O’Gorman, the Minister for Children, has warned.

The Department of Children expects that many hotel operators will want to hire out rooms to tourists at higher prices in the coming weeks. If this happens, a number of Ukrainian refugees may have to be moved out and put up in temporary facilities such as community ...