The Tánaiste has confirmed that he has welcomed a Ukrainian refugee into his Dublin home.
Leo Varadkar said the woman has been living with him and his partner Matt Barrett since last month.
He told The Irish Daily Mail that it was possible because they have a spare room since they recently moved into Mr Barrett’s new home.
He said they are happy to have her stay with them for at least six months.
Minister Varadkar confirmed back in March that Mr Barrett had registered the couple with the Red Cross.
Just under 1,300 people who have fled Ukraine to Ireland are now living in accommodation pledged by the public through the Red Cross portal.
Earlier this week, the Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said there was a “lot of frustration” within Government about the length of time it is taking to verify the offers that have come in from the public.
Nearly 25,000 households pledged accommodation to refugees through the Red Cross portal when the war began; however, over 15,000 have fallen through.
It is believed around 10,000 people were uncontactable, while 5,600 withdrew their offer.
Around 2,800 vacant properties were offered – but less than one-third have been inspected to date.
Meanwhile less than half the 6,500 people who offered shared accommodation have been asked to take part in the vetting process. Of those around 1,000 have been vetted by Gardaí.