Over 300 Ukrainian refugees are expected to move into a tented accommodation at Gormanston army camp over the next week.
The situation has arisen because the state has run out of beds to house incoming refugees.
The accommodation centre in Citywest in Dublin has reached full capacity, with 1,000 people currently living there.
It means some new arrivals could be stranded at Dublin airport in the coming days, with no alternative contingency plan in place.
Government ministers will meet today to find solutions to the problem, with Gormanston Army Camp in Co Meath likely to be used to house those fleeing the war.
The use of the Gormanston camp had been expected and a spokesperson told Meath Live, “Following a request from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), the Defence Forces commenced the preparation of accommodation in Gormanston Camp for Ukrainians seeking protection in Ireland.
“The work on this facility commenced on the weekend of 19/20 March 2022,” said a spokesperson
“The accommodation at Gormanston is being prepared as a contingency due to the unprecedented nature of the situation.”