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Midlands Councils Have Filled Just 3% Of Properties Pledged For Ukrainians

The region has some of the lowest uptake levels in the country.

Just 3 percent of the properties pledged to midlands local authorities for Ukrainian refugees have been filled.

Of the 467 properties offered in the region, only 18 have been 'activated,' and 253 have been withdrawn.

Only five percent of accommodation pledged to Laois County Council has been filled, six out of the 130 properties have been activated in Offaly, and just one percent  in Westmeath.

Nationally, only 1,440 properties of the 9,708 total offered to local authorities have been filled, which is just 15 percent.

The figures come from data provided by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

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