Deportation orders issued for 252 convicted criminals during pandemic

One man challenged his deportation order on the grounds that the mother of his child had poor mental health, meaning the child could be taken into care if the mother was hospitalised

The Department of Justice does not release the names of the people who have been issued with deportation orders

More than 250 foreign nationals were issued with deportation orders during the pandemic due to their involvement in serious criminality, it has emerged.

The government had suspended the deportations of most people who had their applications for asylum or residency rejected during the pandemic, due to the travel restrictions that were in place and the difficulties in allowing people to consult lawyers. However, it decided to proceed with deportations of people who were convicted of ...