Supreme Court finding delays asylum process for hundreds of applicants

Justice department paused hundreds of applications after Supreme court judge criticises the ‘flawed procedure’ used in teenager's deportation order

Helen McEntee, Minister for Justice: the department’s decision-making process over asylum applications was found to be flawed by the Supreme Court. Picture:

Hundreds of asylum applications had to be put on hold after the Supreme Court found that the decision-making process was “flawed”.

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled on a deportation order against an Albanian teenager known as MK who arrived here as an unaccompanied minor in 2016.

The Department of Justice had decided that he should not be given permission to remain because officials did not believe his life would be under threat from criminals ...