Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (278)

Gerry Adams

Ceist:

278. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons granted legal status to remain residing within direct provision services by county. [50106/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As requested by the Deputy, the table below provides a breakdown by county of those who have been granted a legal status to remain in the State and who are residing in accommodation provided by the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) of my Department. The figures relate to the position as of 28 November 2019.

County

Numbers

Cavan

2

Clare

37

Cork

101

Dublin

81

Galway

62

Kerry

29

Kildare

34

Laois

33

Limerick

28

Longford

7

Louth

20

Mayo

25

Meath

222

Monaghan

5

Offaly

1

Sligo

12

Tipperary

34

Waterford

46

Wicklow

3

Westmeath

35

TOTAL

817

My Department has a specific team who work in collaboration with DePaul Ireland, the Jesuit Refugee Service, the Peter McVerry Trust, officials in the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, and the City and County Managers Association to collectively support residents with status or permission to remain to access housing options.

Since the beginning of this year, a total of 732 people have transitioned out of accommodation centres. Approximately 500 of these people moved with the assistance of the services and supports outlined above.