Update to yesterday’s post regarding the €1billion combined spend on Ukrainian refugees and IPAS, which accommodates asylum seekers, for 2023.
The Department for Integration has confirmed this service is funded by tax payers.
“The funding mentioned below in respect of providing accommodation and other services for Ukrainian BOTPs and through IPAS for international protection applicants is from the Exchequer,” a Department spokesperson said
“There is no element of EU funding involved,” the spokesperson said, responding to a query from this substack.
The government’s response to the situation in Ukraine cost €593.2m in 2022.
Some €640.8m is being made available in 2023 to meet these costs.
Separately, an allocation of €363m has been provided in 2023 to the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) to meet the costs associated with the provision of accommodation for international protection applicants.
The total spend on IPAS accommodation in 2022 was €356m.
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