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Why Fingal people should open their homes to Ukrainian refugees

More and more we are getting messages like the one below from Ukrainian people and families

Irish people begging for food during the Great Hunger

seeking accommodation during this difficult time for them. Millions of people and families spread out across Europe seeking refuge. The terrible conflict and instability have left many people without a safe place to call home. In such times of crisis, it is important for communities to come together and offer support to those in need. This is why it is crucial for the people of North Fingal to welcome Ukrainian refugees into their homes. Its not so long ago millions of Irish emigrated around the world fleeing famine and hostility in Ireland.

Ksenia and her family can be contacted at 0852870994

There are several reasons why welcoming Ukrainian refugees into Irish homes is important. First and foremost, it is a humanitarian act. These individuals have fled their homes and often their families to escape violence, persecution, and other dangers. By offering them a safe place to stay, we can help them rebuild their lives and regain a sense of security.

Secondly, welcoming refugees into our homes is a way to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Ireland has a long history of supporting countries in crisis, and this is an opportunity to continue that tradition. By opening our doors to those in need, we are sending a message that we stand with the people of Ukraine in their struggle for peace and stability.

In addition to the moral and ethical reasons for welcoming refugees, there are also practical benefits. For example, hosting a refugee can be a rewarding and enriching experience for both the host family and the refugee. It provides an opportunity to learn about different cultures, build new friendships, and gain new perspectives on the world.

Moreover, refugees who are welcomed into homes are more likely to integrate successfully into their new communities. By living with a local family, they can learn the language and customs of their new home more quickly and easily. This can help them feel more comfortable and confident as they adjust to their new surroundings, and it can also help them find employment and establish a stable life in their new country.

Of course, there are challenges to welcoming refugees into our homes. It requires a significant commitment of time, resources, and emotional energy. However, many Irish people have already demonstrated their willingness to help, whether through volunteering with charities or offering financial support. Hosting a refugee in your home is a way to take that commitment to the next level and provide direct, hands-on support to someone in need.

ARP Tax free payment of €800 per month

We too are struggling with a Cost of Living Crisis and by housing refugees, we can offset these high costs. You can take advantage of the Accommodation Recognition Payment for hosting refugees from Ukraine (ARP) is a tax-free payment of €800 per month for each property used to provide accommodation to refugees from Ukraine.

Welcoming Ukrainian refugees into our homes is a compassionate and practical response to a humanitarian crisis. By offering our support and hospitality, we can help these individuals find safety, stability, and a new home in Ireland. Moreover, by doing so, we can demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and our commitment to building a more compassionate and just world.

You can pledge a spare room in your home or a vacant property. A local guy who can match people who have accommodation to offer, with refugees who have come to Ireland is Colm Smullen and can be contacted via

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