English language classes planned for Ukrainian refugees

English languages classes are being planned to help thousands of Ukrainian refugees integrate into Irish society and access a range of state services, writes Carl O’Brien for The Irish Times.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has been in talks with the state’s 16 education and training boards about providing classes in regions in response to local demand. In addition, plans are in place to provide “personalised assessments” to every Ukrainian who comes into the country and wants to find work.

More than 9,000 Ukrainian refugees had arrived in the state as of Friday 18 March, according to the Department of Justice. Those fleeing the Russian invasion are eligible for temporary protection under an EU directive activated in response to the war.
Full report on The Irish Times site