Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
Seán Kenny (Dublin North East, Labour)
Question 531: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons deported from Ireland for the years 2007 to 2011, inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9698/12]
Alan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
The total number of persons deported or removed from the State in accordance with the enforcement of our immigration legislation for the years in question was 21,666. These figures include persons who were returned to where they came from having been refused permission to enter the State at airports and ports of entry, persons transferred to another EU state under the Dublin II Regulation and those removed from the State having failed in their applications for asylum or otherwise having been in contravention of the Immigration Acts and EU Free Movement regulations.