Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (239, 240, 241, 242, 243)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

239. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of refugees staying in a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51939/18]

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Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

240. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons admitted to each direct provision centre in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; and the length of time these persons have remained within the system. [51940/18]

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Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

241. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons living in direct provision in the Newbridge centre in County Kildare in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51941/18]

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Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

242. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons under 18 years of age living in direct provision in the Newbridge centre in County Kildare in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51942/18]

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Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

243. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of children, women and men resident in a location (details supplied). [51943/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 239 to 243, inclusive, together.

  The number of persons residing in the Hazel Hotel as of 25th November 2018 is 118.

The number of persons living in the Eyre Powell centre in Newbridge, Kildare from 2011 to 2018 is detailed below.

Year

No. of residents

Residents under 18

2011

73

17

2012

81

21

2013

70

21

2014

81

19

2015

71

13

2016

67

5

2017

82

6

2018 (November 25th 2018)

83

8

The total number of children, women and men living in the Eyre Powell centre in Newbridge, Kildare as of 25th November 2018 is detailed below:

Total no. of residents - 84

No of female residents - 29

No of male residents - 46

No of children - 8

It is important to note that not all of those who apply for international protection choose to reside in accommodation provided by the Reception and Integration Agency and that there are also people residing in accommodation that are no longer in the protection process (such as those that have received international protection status or have Deportation Orders issued against them and are obliged to remove themselves from the State). 

 The historical information provided in relation to the years 2011 – 2016 is taken from the Annual Reports of the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) of my Department which are available on their website www.ria.gov.ie under the ‘publications’ heading. The 2017 Annual Report of RIA has not been published yet and, therefore, the figures provided for that year have been taken from the monthly report for December 2017 which is also publicly available on the RIA website.

The link below details the total number of persons residing in each accommodation centre provided by the Reception and Integration Agency in 2016 and 2017 and the length of time spent in the centre. This data is compiled on an annual basis and has not yet been finalised for 2018.

Duration of Stay