Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Ceisteanna (453, 454, 455)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Ceist:

453. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons refused leave-to-land at all ports of entry; the reason they were refused in each case; the age, gender and nationalities of the persons refused, not just the top five nationalities; the countries to which they were returned, for the years 2010 to 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11362/15]

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Pádraig MacLochlainn

Ceist:

454. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who have been detained following a refusal of leave-to-land in the years 2010 to 2014; their length of detention, place of detention, age, gender and nationality; if they were subsequently removed from the State; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11363/15]

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Pádraig MacLochlainn

Ceist:

455. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons refused leave-to-land who subsequently applied for asylum at each port of entry for the years 2010 to 2014; their age, gender and nationality; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11364/15]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 453 to 455, inclusive, together.

In the time available it has not been possible to obtain all the information requested by the Deputy from the Garda authorities. I will write to the Deputy in due course on the matters raised. I should point out that while every effort will be made to provide the information sought, it is possible that some of the information will not be available in the form requested by the Deputy and/or could only be obtained by the disproportionate expenditure of time and resources relative to the information sought.

For the Deputy's information, I would draw his attention to the fact that since 2011, my Department issues a press release in early January each year which gives a review of the main developments in the previous year in the immigration and asylum areas and provides key figures on activity during the year concerned including numbers of all removals from the State broken down further to show total numbers of those refused permission to enter the State.