The Cabinet has discussed new laws to make it easier for people fleeing Ukraine to register with the immigration service.

Since the end of February, a total of 34,561 people have arrived in Ireland from the war-torn country, with 25,105 seeking accommodation from State services.

The Department of Justice legislation before Government today will allow people from Ukraine to register at regional hubs.

This will remove the current requirement to travel to Dublin to do so.

It will also establish a one-stop-shop service around the country, where people fleeing Ukraine can get a PPSN number and income supports.

The draft bill is likely to be approved by Government in the coming weeks and will be brought through the Oireachtas before the summer recess.