Vacant social homes will be brought back into use for Ukrainian refugees. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is expected to bring a memo to Cabinet outlining medium and long-term plans to address acute accommodation pressures.

The Cabinet was warned last week that all accommodation types could be at maximum capacity by the last week of April.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin rejected the idea of putting caps on the number of Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland after more than 25,000 arrived in just over two months.

Mr O’Brien is expected to update Cabinet about an expanded voids programme whereby vacant social homes will be brought back into use. Some 6,000 such homes were brought back into use over the past two years.