Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (582)

Mary Lou McDonald


582. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 556 of 29 January 2013, if the eight persons returned to their last port of departure from the State were Syrian nationals. [8722/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed that all of the eight (8) persons referred to in the response to Question No. 556 of 29 January 2013, purported to being Syrian nationals and each provided an Immigration Officer with details regarding his or her name and date of birth.

In considering whether to refuse leave to land at Ports of Entry, the Immigration Officer takes into account matters such as whether the person concerned has applied for asylum in another EU Member State and the authenticity of the documentation presented.