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Leo Varadkar welcomes Ukrainian refugee into Dublin home

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Tanaiste Leo varadkar and partner Matt Barrett have welcomed a ukrainian refugee into their dublin home.

He said the woman has been living with them for the past month.

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The Tanaiste told The Irish Daily Mail that they now have a spare room since they recently moved into Mr Barrett’s new home, so it was possible to have the woman stay with them.

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Mr Varadkar added that they are happy to have her live with them for at least six months.

CSO figures up to June 5 show that 35,670 people from Ukraine have arrived in Ireland, an increase of 2,500 in two weeks.

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Women aged 20 and over account for 48% of arrivals to date, while youngsters aged 0-19 (both male and female) account for 37%.

As of 07 June 2022, 6,824 children who arrived from Ukraine were enrolled in Irish schools.

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