Ireland sees asylum applications rise by almost a third in a year

The number of asylum seekers in Direct Provision and emergency accommodation centres increased by 30% last year.
Ireland sees asylum applications rise by almost a third in a year

The number of asylum seekers in Direct Provision and emergency accommodation centres increased by 30% last year.

There were nearly 6,000 people in Direct Provision centres and 1,633 asylum-seekers in emergency facilities.

The number of applications for asylum also rose by 30% last year.

The new stats come from the Asylum Information Database.

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