Chinese man freed due to substandard holding cells

Cells for holding illegal immigrants at Dublin Airport garda station are unfit and cannot be used, according to a High Court judge.

27th April, 2013
Mr Justice Gerard Hogan.

Cells for holding illegal immigrants at Dublin Airport garda station are unfit and cannot be used, according to a High Court judge.

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan ordered the release of Chinese national Chaoxia Ni who had been held at Terminal 2 and subsequently at Clontarf garda station.

Ni had arrived at Dublin Airport last February on a flight from Paris with a valid visa. But although he claimed to have been studying English in Ireland since...

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