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The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.


This information is also available in:

Ukrainian | українська

Find useful information in Ireland

Social Welfare supports for those arriving from Ukraine under the EU Temporary Protection Directive

The European Union has put in place a temporary protection directive to allow Ukrainian citizens and others fleeing Ukraine to move through the EU as EU citizens.

If you are a Ukrainian citizen or if you are fleeing Ukraine and are covered by the directive, the Government of Ireland will provide support and services to assist you as you establish yourself in Ireland.

You can find information here on what income supports you can get while you are in Ireland and how to get these supports and services.

Healthcare services that are provided

You will be able to get public healthcare services from the Health Service Executive (HSE). These services include a family doctor or nurse, community care (for example: vaccinations, physiotherapy, dental services) and hospital or emergency care.

You can find more information here.

How people and community groups can help

More details on can be found here.

Information in Ukrainian: - Реакція Ірландії на ситуацію в Україні (

Primary andpost-primary education

Children aged between 4 and 18 will be supported to access public primary or post-primary education provided by the State as appropriate.

You can approach any local primary or post-primary school and seek information about a place for your child or children.

If the school has a place for your child, they will provide you with more information on how to enrol in that school.

The Tusla Education Support Service can assist you to find a school for your child/children. You can contact them using this link:

list of all schools is available to help you find your local schools.

Children attend primary school from ages 4 or 5 to age 12 or 13.

Children attend post-primary, sometimes called secondary school, from ages 12 or 13 for five or six years.

For further details and any  relavant leaflets go here

Learn more about education in Ireland.

Pre-school and childcare

The Early Childhood Care and Education programme provides 2 years of free pre-school to children. 

You can contact a local ECCE provider to see if they have a place for your child, or you can contact your local County Childcare Committee who can help you to find a place. You can find information on your local County Childcare Committee on

Childcare in Ireland is provided for children aged from 6 months to 15 years.

If you have been granted Temporary Protection, the NCS can cover the full cost of childcare under NCS sponsorship arrangements. Your local County Childcare Committee on can direct to the appropriate NCS sponsor.

Go for more info here: - Employment, childcare and education (

informtion in Ukrainian: - Реакция Ирландии на ситуацию в Украине (


Member States and Associated countries

The Commission and EU Member States work together at all levels to channel humanitarian and civil protection support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Below you can find an overview of the most useful information per country: