Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
Asylum Applications Data
279. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to set out in tabular form the number of persons from non-EU countries who arrived here seeking refugee status and-or asylum in each of the years 2013 to 2018, by country of origin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29186/19]
Figures on applications from the five countries with the most applications for the relevant years are publicly available on the website of the International Protection Office at www.ipo.gov.ie and are reproduced in the following table for ease of reference.
In compiling the data, the International Protection Office takes cognisance of Section 26 of the International Protection Act, 2015 which makes it an offence to identify an international protection applicant. To comply with its legal obligations, the data is not disaggregated beyond what is published to ensure it does not run the risk of identifying individual applicants.