The Liam Rodgers Community Centre is being made available by Fingal County Council for emergency accomodation for those arriving from Ukraine.
The community centre in Kinsealy was made available yesterday with the help of the Dublin Fire Service and the Civil Defence.
It is one of two centres that Fingal has made available for those fleeing the Ukranian conflict. The other is the Donabate Portrane Community Centre which is ready today for those who need it.
This is part of an interagency effort led by the Government. The numbers using the centres are uncertain at present but the ongoing need will be kept under review by the council.
This effort will cause some disruption at the centres but the Major Emergency Unit of Fingal County Council and the Community Department will be working to ensure minimal disruption to services.
Responding to the news Cllr Ian Carey said:
“I’m very proud to see that Fingal is working hard to provide all the help it can to those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
“We have all been horrified by what is happening there and the community has been working so hard to what we can to help. I’m so glad this strong solidarity is being shown by the council too.
“We all hope that the conflict will end soon and these people can return home but we must prepare for the worst too and make sure that we have the kind of facilities and services for these people in the weeks and months ahead.”