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The government is assessing 26 sites across the country including Killarney and Tralee for their suitability to house the 4,000 refugees Ireland has agreed to take in.

90 places applied to the government for permission to house the refugees, with the Department of Justice deeming 26 to be suitable.

62 refugees from Syria are expeceted to arrive in the next few days before the New Year, with hundreds more coming in 2016.

Political Reporter with the Irish Times Sarah Bardon says the government wants to avoid refugee families being split up.