A planned accommodation centre for Ukrainian refugees has gone on fire in Co Kildare.
The blaze broke out at the Kill Equestrian Centre, just outside Kill, on Sunday evening.
The site has been earmarked to house around 350 people fleeing the Russian invasion.
It is believed nobody was injured in the fire.
On Friday night, a large number of locals gathered for a meeting to discuss the proposals to turn the events centre into a temporary home for Ukrainian refugees.
Over 50,000 Ukrainians have fled to Ireland since their country was invaded.
Back in October Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said Ireland had reached the limit of its capacity to house Ukrainian refugees and other asylum seekers.
“Ireland has never experienced something like this before,” he said.
“We’ll not be able to accommodate everyone who arrives in the country and that’s not a place we want to be in.
“We’re not alone, by the way; I was in Brussels yesterday and every other country is in the same boat in Western Europe.
“It really is an enormous challenge.”
“We do have to tell people the truth,” he said.
“We have to tell people who might come here from Ukraine or come here from other parts of the world seeking asylum that we have now reached the point where we can no longer guarantee accommodation for everyone who arrives here - and that’s the truth.
“It’s a sad truth but it is the truth.”