Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Dublin Airport Authority

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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868. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he or his officials have engaged with the Dublin Airport Authority and-or the Health and Safety Authority in respect of an incident (details supplied) that occurred in a Dublin Airport detention room in November 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11163/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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I would like to advise the Deputy that the detention and removal of persons refused permission to enter the State are operational matters for the Garda National Immigration Bureau who work closely with civilian immigration officers on these matters. 

As the Minister for Justice and Equality is responsible for immigration and border controls at our ports and airports, questions relating to the detention of persons at Dublin Airport should be referred to the Department of Justice and Equality.


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