Minister for Justice announces extension of the Temporary Protection permissions granted to persons fleeing the war in Ukraine

Department of Justice 

Published on 16 February 2023

The Minister for Justice, Simon Harris today announced that the temporary protection permission that has been granted to those who have arrived in Ireland fleeing the invasion of Ukraine will be extended for a further 12 months to March 2024.

In making the announcement today the Minister stated:

“Russia’s aggression against Ukraine continues with new offensives against towns and cities. Missile and drone strikes against civilians and critical infrastructure continue. Many lives have been lost, and millions of innocent civilians have been driven from their homes.

"The Irish government and our colleagues across Europe continue to stand resolutely with the Ukrainian government and its people. The commitment to European solidarity is evident now more than ever and is reflected in the recent EU Commission decision to extend temporary protection until March 2024.

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Media Release 20.01.2023

Clare Immigrant Support Centre urges Minister Roderic O'Gorman as a matter of urgency to continue to provide accommodation and essential services to International Protections Applicants arriving in Ireland.

The proposed suspension in the next few weeks of these services is being forecast as there is extreme pressure on finding accommodation for both Ukrainian and International Protection arrivals.

“It is essential that those arriving in Ireland seeking a safe place to live and access to the asylum process are met with adequate immediate reception facilities including accommodation. It is imperative that these new arrivals are not recklessly abandoned in a new city with little framework of support and security. We urge an all government response to the accommodation crisis and also the bringing into play of some responsibility within Local Authorities to address this matter.” Said  Orla Ni Eili coordinator of Clare Immigrant Support Centre

Clare Immigrant Support Centre acknowledges the pressure the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) has been under in accommodating the 65,000 + arrivals to Ireland in the past year and reiterates the call for a dedicated Refugee Agency across all government departments to continue to provide these essential, vital reception facilities to those fleeing war, persecution  and human rights abuses. 

For further information Orla Ni Eili 087 238 5990

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