The Irish Local Development Network, the national body representing Ireland’s 49 Local Development Companies, have today welcomed the government’s decision to allocate €5m to their members to assist in their ongoing provision of community development and social inclusion supports to Ukrainians who have arrived here recently.

ILDN CEO Joe Saunders said “Local Development Companies already provide a huge range of supports to migrant communities and the demand has obviously accelerated since March. Staff will welcome these additional resources which will help provide an even more effective response and ensure that funds allocated for pre-existing priorities do not need diversion.”