Written answers

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Department of Justice and Equality

Direct Provision Data

Photo of Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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278. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons granted legal status to remain residing within direct provision services by county. [50106/19]

Photo of David StantonDavid Stanton (Cork East, Fine Gael)
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As requested by the Deputy, the table below provides a breakdown by county of those who have been granted a legal status to remain in the State and who are residing in accommodation provided by the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) of my Department. The figures relate to the position as of 28 November 2019.

County Numbers
Cavan 2
Clare 37
Cork 101
Dublin 81
Galway 62
Kerry 29
Kildare 34
Laois 33
Limerick 28
Longford 7
Louth 20
Mayo 25
Meath 222
Monaghan 5
Offaly 1
Sligo 12
Tipperary 34
Waterford 46
Wicklow 3
Westmeath 35

My Department has a specific team who work in collaboration with DePaul Ireland, the Jesuit Refugee Service, the Peter McVerry Trust, officials in the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, and the City and County Managers Association to collectively support residents with status or permission to remain to access housing options.

Since the beginning of this year, a total of 732 people have transitioned out of accommodation centres. Approximately 500 of these people moved with the assistance of the services and supports outlined above.


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