Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said consideration will be given to accommodating additional migrants who have travelled to Europe.
Ireland previously pledged to resettle more than three hundred Syrian refugees as part of an EU migrant scheme.
“There are two [issues] here: relocation and resettlement. In respect of the refugees from Syria we have already taken twice what was recommended that we should take.
“In respect of the new situation, these are people who are currently in Greece and Italy.
“Because of our tradition and our understanding of this from our own history, we will consider of course taking numbers of people who are currently in Italy and Greece.