Withdrawal of protection status

Republic of Ireland

Country Report: Withdrawal of protection status Last updated: 25/05/23


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Revocation of status is also provided in the IPA under Section 52 on grounds such as where the person has misrepresented or omitted facts, whether or not including the use of false documents, and that was decisive in the decision granting the person a refugee declaration. Revocation has an established procedure in place under Section 52 and the applicant can appeal to the Circuit Court if necessary. Even though no personal interview of the beneficiary is conducted, they can submit information in writing. There is no information on withdrawal or revocation of protection status to date and it would appear to be a rare occurrence in the Irish context. Data provided by the International Protection Office in March 2023 indicated that less than 5 decisions were made in respect of withdrawal of international protection status throughout 2022.[1]




[1] International Protection Office, March 2023.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation