Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (601)

Seán Sherlock


601. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons that have been deported in 2021 to date. [8168/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

In line with the clear commitments both I and the Taoiseach have given, no further Deportation Orders are being enforced during the pandemic, except in circumstances where there are national security or serious public policy concerns. My Department has consistently adopted a pragmatic approach in this area in the context of Covid-19.

In line with this commitment, I can further confirm that, as of 17 February 2021, there has been one enforced deportation from the State since the beginning of the year.