Overview of statistical practice
Since January 2017, the International Protection Office (IPO) has been responsible for receiving and examining applications. The IPO publishes brief monthly statistical reports on international protection applications.The Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) (formerly Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)) is part of the Department of Justice and Equality and provides data about asylum and managed migration in Ireland to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. This data is published on the EU open data portal along with data from other European countries.
Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2022
|Applicants in 2022||Pending at end 2022||Refugee status||Subsidiary protection||Humanitarian protection||Rejection on merits||Refugee rate||Sub. Prot. rate||Hum. Prot. rate||Rejection rate|
Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers
Source: Statistics provided by International Protection Office, March 2023.
Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2022
|Total number of applicants||13,651||–|
|Gender not specified||10||0.0007%|
Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2022
|Total number of decisions||4,402||–||1,244||–|
Source: International Protection Office, March 2023.
International Protection Appeals Tribunal, January 2023.
 IPO, Statistics, available at: https://bit.ly/3JCrQzS.
 ISD, Open Data, available at: https://bit.ly/3X5r5T4.
 Appeals rejected on merits (761) and appeals dismissed as inadmissible (6).