Ukrainian Refugees Helping To Regenerate Towns

That's according to Irish Rural Link.

Irish Rural Link believes the arrival of Ukrainians in rural areas is helping regenerate towns and villages nationwide.

Around 75,000 Ukrainian people have arrived here since Russia's invasion began in February of last year.

Just under 15-thousand Ukrainian children have been enrolled in schools across the country as of March 1st - over 600 of those are in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.

Ballycumber's Seamus Boland - CEO of Irish Rural Link - says there are plenty of benefits of people coming to Ireland:

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