I propose to take Questions Nos. 713 and 714 together.
I am not aware of any minor under the age of 18 years who was deported from the State unaccompanied by either a parent or older guardian. When families are being deported every effort is made to maintain the family unit. However, there have been instances where parents have chosen not to take their children with them when being deported. In such instances, the Garda National Immigration Bureau inform the local area Health Service Executive of the situation. Statistics are not kept with regard to the numbers of minors left behind in the State after their parents are deported.
On the issue of children who are residents of the State being in receipt of deportation orders, I take it the Deputy is referring to Irish-born citizen children. If this is the case, deportation orders cannot, and are not, issued in respect of such children.