Many Irish businesses have been showing their support for those impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Musgrave Group has said it will immediately donate €250,000 to the Irish Red Cross and UNICEF.

The Irish retail, wholesale, and foodservice business has also launched a fundraising campaign.

From today, shoppers in SuperValu, Centra and Donnybrook Fair will be able to donate €2 in the Republic of Ireland or £2 in Northern Ireland via a simple "Tap to Donate" mechanism in store at the till.

In the coming days, it said shoppers in Musgrave MarketPlace, Mace NI and Daybreak will also be able to donate.

It said 100% of the funds donated will go directly to help fund the immediate humanitarian response.

In the Republic of Ireland, the money raised will go to the Irish Red Cross while in Northern Ireland the funds raised will go to UNICEF.

"Over the last number of days, we in Musgrave, along with our customers, colleagues and retailers have all been moved by the appalling crisis unfolding in Ukraine," said Noel Keeley, CEO of Musgrave Group.

"We wanted to show our solidarity and to help in some practical way those impacted by these shocking and tragic events.

"Both charities we are working with have advised that donating funds is the fastest and most effective way to help people at this time," he added.

Meanwhile, Bank of Ireland has said it will donate €100,000 to UNICEF Ireland, as the charity works to deliver aid to people fleeing the conflict.

"We want to respond in any way we can to this fast-moving situation," the bank said in a statement.

Yesterday, the bank said it will refund charges for customers sending money to family, friends or colleagues in Ukraine, to support those impacted by the war.

It said the bank charges would be backdated to 24 February.

The bank also said its 'vulnerable customer unit' will support displaced Ukrainians who need banking services.

"Bank of Ireland offers advice to customers about opening accounts in 18 languages currently, and will be translating these documents to Ukrainian.

"These will be updated to the Bank of Ireland Group website as soon as possible," the statement said.

It said it is applying all enhanced international banking sanctions that have been introduced since the invasion commenced, and stands ready to do more as directed by the international regulatory and political response.

"Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people.

"We will continue to closely monitor unfolding events and add to our response," the statement said.

This morning, Eamonn Crowley, Chief Executive of Permanent TSB Bank confirmed that the bank will donate €250,000 to support humanitarian work in Ukraine.

The bank said it will share the donation between special appeals being organised for Ukraine by the Irish Red Cross and UNICEF.

"We want to demonstrate our support for the Ukrainian people at this very difficult time," Mr Crowley said.

"We commend the work of the Irish Red Cross and UNICEF and we are proud to support their vital work in the country."