Around half of international protection applicants granted permission to stay

No systematic information on where applicants go after they are rejected from Ireland, Sinn Féin senator told

  • May 30, 2023
As of May 21, there were more than 20,648 people accommodated in the International Protection Accommodation Services, compared with 11,000 people at this time last year. Picture:

The Department of Justice has estimated that approximately 50 per cent of international protection applicants this year have been granted permission to remain in Ireland.

While approximately 72 per cent of people were refused refugee status and subsidiary protection at the first stage of the process so far this year, rejected applicants have the opportunity to appeal.

Approximately 60-70 per cent of decisions are upheld at the appeal stage but a percentage of rejected applicants ...