Justice Department spent almost €1m on flights to deport foreign nationals last year

Justice Department spent almost €1m on flights to deport foreign nationals last year

The Department of Justice spent almost €1m on flights to deport foreign nationals last year.

It is a 40% increase on the €707,000 euro spent in 2018.

Deportation orders are issued to people who are here illegally or who have failed in their application for asylum.

According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, there were 2,027 issued to foreign nationals last year – up from 1,186 the year before.

When these orders are issued, people are legally obliged to leave the state.

They are only enforced by the Garda National Immigration Bureau if people refuse to do so.

A total of 298 orders were enforced last year, up from 163 in 2018.

Last year, 63 Pakistani people were forced out of the country, with Nigerians the next highest at 40.

The Department of Justice spent €995,000 on deportation flights last year, but it says it can apply to an EU fund to recoup 75% of the costs.

More on this topic

Cork-based Pakistani man fears for his life if deportedCork-based Pakistani man fears for his life if deported

Protestors to call on Justice Department to reverse deportation order against Carlow studentProtestors to call on Justice Department to reverse deportation order against Carlow student

23 people deported from Ireland this morning in Frontex operation23 people deported from Ireland this morning in Frontex operation

Keith Byrne hoping for extension to temporary halt of deportationKeith Byrne hoping for extension to temporary halt of deportation


More in this Section

McHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra supportMcHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra support

Report highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusersReport highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusers

Crunch government formation talks to continue over weekendCrunch government formation talks to continue over weekend

Independent TDs may hold the key to government formationIndependent TDs may hold the key to government formation


Lifestyle

Eve Kelliher consults a Munster designer to find out what our future residences, offices and businesses will look likeHow pandemic life is transforming homes and workplaces

Nidge and co return for a repeat of a series that gripped the nation over its five seasons.Friday's TV Highlights: Love/Hate returns while Springwatch looks at rewilding

A family expert at the charity Action for Children advises how parents can maintain contact with kids after separation if there’s an access problem.My ex won’t let me see my child because I haven’t paid maintenance during lockdown. What can I do?

THREE years ago, when radio presenter Daniella Moyles announced that she was quitting, few could have guessed from her upbeat Instagram post the inner turmoil she’d been enduring.Daniella Moyles on how she beat anxiety

More From The Irish Examiner