The Government is to step up its plans to house more refugees from Ukraine.
A meeting of a Cabinet committee on Monday has recommended several new measures be implemented.
There are currently 58,000 refugees in the country, compared to just 7,250 this time last year, with Ukrainians accounting for 42,000.
The Government has said the numbers seeking temporary protection here as a result of the Russian invasion are "unprecedented", and equate to almost 1.2% of our population.
It said the past fortnight "in particular" has seen an "extraordinary increase in numbers" of people seeking protection.
What is changing?
It has agreed that a number of measures are required.
Work is to be accelerated on all possible additional accommodation options - including emergency accommodation, refurbished buildings and 'rapid build' housing units.
A new local authority-led call for vacant properties/holiday homes is to launch urgently, while a recognition payment for those offering accommodation in their homes is to increase.
There will also be additional resources at local level in recognition of communities at the forefront of the response.
This includes ensuring that the Temporary Protection Framework supports a standardised approach to provision of accommodation and related services across different accommodation offerings.
'Significant capacity challenges'
A statement following the meeting of the Cabinet committee on Ukraine said: "The Government is very conscious of its international obligations to those seeking protection in the short, medium and longer term.
"Nevertheless, the Government is clear that in the face of further arrivals there are significant capacity challenges ahead.
"It is clear that while remaining committed to our international obligations and solidarity with those fleeing war, we must be open about the current challenges with those who may be planning to travel to Ireland over the coming months," it added.
Detail of these measures is set to be agreed by Government in the coming days.
Last week, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar warned that 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," he added.