Clondalkin area hosts highest number of Ukrainians

Clondalkin area hosts highest number of Ukrainians

CLONDALKIN hosts the highest number of Ukrainian refugees in Dublin, while South Dublin County Council has hosted 7.9 per cent of Ukrainian arrivals – the highest of any Dublin local authority.

This is according to figures recently released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which found that the Clondalkin Local Electoral Area hosted the highest number of arrivals in the whole Dublin area.

A total of 1,235 Ukrainian refugees – representing 2.41 per cent of total population arrivals from the region – have been hosted in Clondalkin.

This is followed by Tallaght South, which hosted 875 Ukrainian refugees, while 710 have been hosted in Tallaght Central.

The Firhouse-Bohernabreena electoral area has hosted 175, Palmerstown-Fonthill has hosted 121, while Rathfarnham-Templeogue hosted 81 arrivals.

Commenting on the figures, Clondalkin Fianna Fáil councillor Trevor Gilligan said: “This is a terrible time for all involved, I welcome and support Ukrainian families who have been involuntarily displaced by the war.

“Whilst some families will return home in the future, many are setting down roots. We need to make sure that the services and facilities are in place to support that.

“Services are stretched as things are. This is going to have a huge impact on our systems and the minister must make sure that Clondalkin, Rathcoole, Newcastle and Saggart get the resources required to handle and manage such a large increase in the population.”

In figures released by the Department of Education this week, it was found that the majority of Ukrainian children in Ireland are attending school in Dublin.

There are currently 1,184 Ukrainian children enrolled in secondary schools in Dublin, while there are 689 children enrolled in primary schools in the capital.