Statistics on Deportations from Ireland
Deportations from Ireland are relatively low.
In October 2018, the Irish Times reported that less than one-fifth of people who have received deportation orders so far this year have been removed from the State, according to statistics published by the Department of Justice. The article goes on to say that although 736 deportation orders were made in 2018, only 133 people had actually been removed from the state, while In 2016, just over a third of the 1,196 people who received orders to leave were deported.
A total of 9,197 deportation orders have been made since 2011 while only one in five of those who received these orders – 1,857 people – have been deported.
The article goes onto state that:
“Some 5,504 people facing deportation have been granted permission to remain following a re-examination of their case since 2011. Another 2,245 returned home voluntarily. So far this year, 174 people facing deportation have chosen to leave voluntarily.
The State has spent more than €4.4 million on deportation flight costs over the past eight years.
The majority of those deported from Ireland are sent back via commercial flights. However, in certain circumstances, when “the operational requirements require it”, a chartered flight may be used in deportations, according to the Department of Justice.”.
To read the full article see: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/less-than-a-fifth-of-deportation-orders-carried-out-1.3680876