ERF Welcomes Ukraine Access 

Ireland’s Employment & Recruitment Federation (ERF) has welcomed EU Commission measures to activate the Temporary Protection Directive to offer quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine. Under this measure, refugees escaping the war are granted temporary protection in the EU, meaning they can be given a residence permit and have access to education and to the labour market in the EU State to which they travel.

The decision by Ireland to move into line with the Schengen Area and waive visa requirements for Ukrainians entering the country has been similarly welcomed.

ERF President, Donal O'Donoghue, says the recruitment group applauds the Irish Government’s condemnation of the war and strong defence of Ukrainian sovereignty and democratic principles.

‘We welcome Ireland’s contribution of humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine, and we pledge the support of the Employment & Recruitment Federation in making employment and training opportunity freely available to refugees, through our network of staffing professionals countrywide.’

Members of the ERF will do everything they can through their employment services to support those arriving into Ireland, helping them to find work and to learn new skills, the recruitment group reports.