Ireland No Longer "Cash Island" - Cathaoirleach McEvoy

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A 950-person accommodation centre in Stradbally is set to house Ukrainian refugees.

Ireland can no longer be labelled "cash island".

That's Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Paschal McEvoy reaction to changes to the State's welfare support system for Ukrainian refugees.

It comes after the Government's announcement of the useage of a 950 person capacity accommodation centre in Stradbally.

Those using the facility will have to leave after 90 days, and will receive just under €39 per week in social welfare payments.

The Fianna Fáil Councilllor says he's confident the time limits will be honoured:

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