A monthly payment of €400 to Irish householders who take in Ukrainian refugees was agreed by Government last night.
The Cabinet subcommittee on Ukraine signed off on a recognition payment with the issue going to a full Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
A number of displaced people are staying with Donegal families while a number of centres such as Gallagher’s Hotel in Letterkenny have contracts with the Government already to house the refugees.
The €400 payment will apply equally to all households – whether it is a large house or an apartment.
Legislation will need to be passed to process the payment which could take a few months, according to one senior source.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24th, 26,000 Ukrainians have fled to Ireland.