ServiceNow began operating the programme in 2019, and had a waiting list of 200 people for the pilot phase in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Digital workflow company ServiceNow has teamed up with the Irish Refugee Council and Purpl Unicorn to offer an intensive training programme to refugee(...)

More than 25,000 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Ireland in the last two months. Photograph: iStock

Government plans to use vacant social housing for Ukrainian refugees will not provide “an awful lot of housing”, an expert has warned. Dr Lorcan Sirr(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin  told the group of NGOs that the recommendations were under active consideration, and they will meet again in three weeks. Photograph: Julien Behal

Groups representing refugees have raised concerns with Taoiseach Micheál Martin over an “over-reliance” on volunteers involved in the effort to accomm(...)

Syrian artist and asylum seeker Manar Shouha. Photograph: Alan Betson

While the State’s treatment of Ukrainian refugees is welcomed by NGOs, others who wish to apply for asylum in Ireland face long delays I meet Sy(...)

Refugees from Ukraine wait for the bus after they crossed the Ukrainian-Polish border  in Medyka, on April 8th. Photograph:   Wojtek Radwanski/ AFP via Getty

A report in this newspaper that some Irish families have found themselves “unable to cope” with hosting Ukrainian refugees and have already “returned (...)

Refugees from Mariupol and surrounding areas  departing Ukraine by train. Photograph: AP Photo

Thirty-six Catholic religious congregations in the State have offered 450 rooms in convents, retreat centres, former student accommodation, and houses(...)

IRC says a voluntary pledge scheme would help to encourage holiday home owners to open up their properties to refugees. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has urged the Government to give holiday home owners €300 to €400 per month to allow their properties to be used by Uk(...)

Donnah Vuma, who is originally from Zimbabwe and now lives in Lisnagry, Co Limerick,  is studying for an MA in peace and development. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

When Donnah Vuma and her three children arrived in Dublin Airport on an August afternoon in 2014 they were dressed in light summer clothes. The family(...)

Róisín Connolly and Martin Hawkes with Sakina, an Afghan refugee who is staying with them at the moment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Martin Hawkes and his wife, Róisín Connolly, are experienced hosts of refugees. In September 2017, they offered a spare room in their home in the Dubl(...)

The welcome room at the new processing facility for Ukrainian refugees which has been set up at the Old Central Terminal building at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Brian Lawless/ PA Wire

The contrast in the approaches taken by the Irish and British governments to Ukrainian people seeking refuge as they flee the Russian invasion could n(...)

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