DONEGAL County Council is currently reviewing its stock of vacant buildings to determine if they can be used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees.
Every Local Authority was asked to submit a list of possible accommodation by mid-March.
In a letter from the Department of Housing, Councils were asked to find vacant buildings within 3km of towns which are configured for multi-occupany use or could be repurposed. These buildings could be privately-owned or owned by the HSE, Department of Defense, education sector or other departments or state bodies.
Responding to a query from the Donegal News a spokesperson for Donegal County Council said works are being carried out to suitable accommodation and that this is a work in progress.
“In mid March 2022, Donegal Co. Council submitted to the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, a list of larger vacant buildings in the County that may be suitable to be repurposed for emergency accommodation,” said the spokesperson.
“This overall list is being reviewed with a view to identifying a number of these properties that might be suitable for accommodation, subject to the agreement of the owners, and works being carried out, etc. This is currently a work in progress. At this time, the Council is not in a position to identify the locations involved.”