Republic of Ireland

Country Report

Country Report: Republic of IrelandLast updated: 27/04/17


Irish Refugee Council

The first edition of this report was written by Sharon Waters (LLB) (MA), Communications and Public Affairs Officer with the Irish Refugee Council and was edited by ECRE. The first and second updates of this report were written by Nick Henderson, Legal Officer at the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre. The third and fourth updates were written by Maria Hennessy (LLB) (LLM), Legal Officer at the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre. The current version, the fifth update, was written by Maria Hennessy, Legal Officer and Luke Hamilton (BA)(LLM), Legal Researcher, at the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre.

This report draws on information obtained through a mixture of desk-based research and direct correspondence with relevant agencies. Of particular relevance throughout were the latest up to date statistics from the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC), including their annual and monthly reports; data from the Refugee Appeals Tribunal (RAT); the final report of the Government Working Group on the Protection Process, as well as various NGO statements and reports, and information obtained through the Irish Refugee Council’s own casework and policy work. The Irish Refugee Council is grateful to the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner, the Refugee Appeals Tribunal and the Reporting and Analysis Unit of the Department of Justice for its assistance in obtaining information used to compile this report.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2016, unless otherwise stated.


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About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti