Access to detention facilities

Republic of Ireland

Country Report: Access to detention facilities Last updated: 03/06/24


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Regulation 19(4) of the Reception Conditions Regulations states that a detained applicant “shall be entitled to communicate with and receive visits from, in conditions that respect privacy – (a) representatives of the UNHCR, (b) […] family members, legal representatives and representative of relevant, non-governmental organisations.”

Limitation on the above is permitted in circumstances where such restriction is deemed “necessary to ensure the good governance of, or safe or secure custody in, the place of detention.”

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