Written answers

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Department of Justice and Equality

Asylum Applications

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-South Leitrim, Independent)
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420. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of asylum applicants awaiting a decision at first instance and on appeal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28177/14]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Justice and Equality; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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As at 31 May 2014, the number of asylum applicants awaiting a decision at first instance in the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) was 358, whereas some 828 cases are currently awaiting a decision at appeal stage in the Refugee Appeals Tribunal (RAT).

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