Around 50 Ukrainian refugees are due at the Gormanston Camp in Co Meath later this week.

Last week, 65 Ukrainians stayed in the tented accommodation, arriving on Tuesday and leaving on Friday.

The tented village at the army camp was empty over the weekend, a spokesperson for the Department of Children, Equality, Integration, Disability and Youth confirmed.

The camp was opened amid a shortage of accommodation, including at the Citywest transit hub in Dublin, where people had to sleep on chairs and on the floor.

A Department spokesperson confirmed that 590 people stayed at the hub last night, down from 720 last Thursday.

However, the number of people in Citywest continues to exceed the number of bed spaces available there.

Of those who were accommodated at the Citywest transit hub last night, 150 were Ukrainian refugees and 440 were people from other countries seeking international protection in Ireland.

Last week, the Department confirmed that "preparations are under way" to erect a tented facility to provide short-term emergency accommodation to up to 100 asylum seekers at the Knockalisheen direct provision centre in Co Clare.

This will be the first such facility at a State-owned direct provision centre, but there are plans for others to follow.