Statistics

Republic of Ireland

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 30/11/20

Author

Irish Refugee Council Visit Website

Overview of statistical practice

 

Since January 2017, the International Protection Office (IPO) is responsible for receiving and examining applications. The IPO publishes brief monthly statistical reports on international protection applications.[1] 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.[2]

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2019

Applicants in 2019

Pending at end 2019

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Humanitarian status

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Hum. rate

Rejection rate

Total

 4,781

7,330

585

120

265

895

31.37%

6.43%

14.21%

47.99%

Albania

976

Georgia

635

Zimbabwe

443

Nigeria

386

South Africa

322

Other

2,019

Source: IPO. Please note that the number of applicants in 2019 does not solely relate to applicants applying for asylum for the first time in Ireland.

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2019

 

 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

4,781

Men

Women

Children

Unaccompanied children

50

1.05%

Source: ISD.

 

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2019

 

 

First instance

Appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

1,865

100%

1,585

100%

Refugee status

585

31.37%

411

26%

Subsidiary protection

120

6.43%

41

2.6%

Referral for humanitarian status

265

14.21%

:

:

Negative decisions

895

47.99%

1,133

71.4%

 

Source: ISD and IPAT, Annual Report 2019, available at: https://bit.ly/2zRFNZp.

 


[1]   IPO, Statistics, available at: http://bit.ly/2FlF0Nn.

[2]   ISD, Open Data, available at: https://bit.ly/3atHKHG.

 

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