The Address Connolly Joins the Ukraine Humanitarian Effort, Supplying Food and Shelter to those in Need
The Address Connolly joins the humanitarian effort to provide emergency accommodation for those fleeing the Ukraine to find refuge in Ireland.
As the conflict in the Ukraine escalates by the hour so to does the level of people fleeing the Country to find refuge throughout Europe. This forced migration of a population from their home is now happening on a scale not seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War.
Already some 2.2 million people, mainly women and children have fled the Ukraine, the Irish Government is leading the way on supporting these people and has pledged refuge to approximately 100,000 people however this number is uncapped.
This humanitarian effort is well underway through the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth who are working hard to provide for this section of society. The department has engaged with The Address Connolly to join this effort by providing food and accommodation as quickly as possible to the many people who have been forced to leave their homes and their loved ones. With immediate effect the hotel is temporarily offering its services exclusively to the Department.
Brian and Ciara McGettigan, founders of The Address Collective Hotel Group operate The Address Connolly.
Brian McGettigan said, “when speaking with department about using our hotel for this humanitarian effort, it only took a moment to decide on the right way to proceed”.
As an increasing number of Ukraine citizens are making their way into Dublin Airport the need for emergency accommodation is urgent. Brian McGettigan said, “The level of understanding, empathy and co-operation from our guests and industry partners has been remarkable and really re-enforces that we have made the right decision in joining this effort”.