People In Ireland Illegally Must Be Subject To "Law Of The Land" - Former Justice Minister

The State is currently accommodating over 100,000 people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

A former Justice Minister says people who are in Ireland illegally, must be subject to the "law of the land."

The State is currently hosting over 100,000 people fleeing the war in Ukraine, as well as nearly 26,000 asylum seekers.

Laois Offaly Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says while he supports the work of the Integration Department, there are undoubted pressures on the system:

Meanwhile, the Department of Integration has confirmed it can no longer provide accommodation to all international protection applicants.

A spokesperson for the Department says tents and sleeping bags will be provided to people, where required, due to a severe shortage of housing.

A total of 107 people were accommodated over the weekend - however, from today, the State is not in a position to accommodate everyone.

Women and children will still be housed.

Tánaiste Micheál Martin admits it’s a challenging situation:

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