By Claire Corrigan
There are more than 700 Ukrainian Refugees accommodated in Westmeath at present, with the majority located between Athlone, Mullingar and Castlepollard.
It is anticipated that at least a further 200 Ukrainians will arrive in the county in the next two months.
According to Westmeath County Council, it is continuously working to identify possible additional medium to large scale accommodation to accommodate further arrivals.
Inspections of pledged accommodation for Ukrainian refugees are continuing nationwide, as efforts to find suitable accommodation continues.