Asylum seekers arriving without valid ID could be sent home within months under new EU proposals

70 per cent of people who applied for international protection at Dublin airport arrived without appropriate identification in 2023

Helen McEntee, the justice minister, is to bring a memo to cabinet shortly seeking to opt-in to the EU’s new migration pact, the Business Post understands. Picture: PA

Asylum seekers who arrive into Ireland without personal identification will be put into a fast-tracked process that could see them returned home in just months, under new proposals being considered by government.

The proposals are part of the new European Asylum and Migration Pact, which is an agreed series of legislative reforms to the European Union’s migration policy, which are widely seen as a hardening of the EU’s position.

While the EU has effectively agreed ...