The Donegal Municipal District is providing shelter to 1,407 refugees from Ukraine, new figures reveal.
This is the sixth highest rate of arrivals to one area, while Killarney in Kerry has the highest number of arrivals from Ukraine at 1,899.
New CSO figures reveal that there are now more than 62,000 Ukrainians living in Ireland.
As of 7th November, 4,441 individuals from Ukraine have been registered in county Donegal.
The highest number is in the Donegal MD, followed by Glenties (827), Letterkenny (645), Milford (581), Carndonagh (536), Lifford-Stranorlar (299) and lastly, Buncrana (146).
Nationally, adult women and men account for 46% and 20% respectively of arrivals to date, while children under 19 years make up for 34% of arrivals.
More than 1,000 children are now registered in Donegal’s national and post-primary schools.
Since 11 April 2022, Intreo Public Employment Services (of the DSP) have been arranging employment support events for arrivals from Ukraine and, as of 06 November 2022, those events have been attended by 22,441 arrivals. One third of the people who attended the events were professionals. Of those that attended Intreo events, 69% said English language proficiency was a challenge in securing employment.
The Cabinet is expected to bring forward new proposals this week for building modular homes to accommodate Ukrainians.