By Róise Collins
THE Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny is preparing to provide accommodation for up to 175 Ukrainian refugees.
The four star hotel that boasts 120 en-suite guestrooms will start providing accommodation in two phases starting from September 1, a spokesperson from the Department of Integration told the Donegal News.The spokesperson confirmed that the residency will be entirely made up of beneficiaries of temporary protection from Ukraine.
To date, more than 90,000 beneficiaries of temporary protection have arrived in Ireland and close to 70,000 of those have been referred to this Department of Integration seeking accommodation from the state.
The Department are focused on the immediate, short-term accommodation needs of those who have fled from war-torn Ukraine to Ireland.
“Since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine on February 24, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) continues to work as part of the whole-of-Government response with a focus on meeting the immediate, temporary accommodation needs of those fleeing the conflict,” a Department spokesperson said.