Deportations cost state €1m in 2011

The state spent over €1 million on deportations last year, according to new figures from the Department of Justice. The total cost of deportations, transfers of asylum-seekers to their country of

8th January, 2012

The state spent over €1 million on deportations last year, according to new figures from the Department of Justice.

The total cost of deportations, transfers of asylum-seekers to their country of arrival in the EU, and removals of EU nationals last year was €1,066,710. Figures for the cost of voluntary returns through the International Organisation for Migration have not yet been finalised for 2011.

A total of 111 people were deported on charter flights and 169...

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