The Republic of Ireland holds Europe’s record as the most “asylum seeker” unfriendly country, and sports a rejection rate of at least 90 percent, according to the European Union’s statistical agency, Eurostat.
Of the total of 1,552 applications for asylum to the Office of Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) in 2015, only 9.8 percent were granted leave to remain.
According to Irish media, the government is also putting in “new systems” to make the “process of appeal more difficult for asylum seekers.”
According to official figures, in the 12 months to the end of June this year, Ireland received less than 10 percent of asylum applicants to similar-sized EU states. Denmark, with a population of 5.4 million, accepted 21,000 asylum applicants; Norway, with a population of 5 million, accepted 28,000 applicants.
Ireland is recorded by Eurostat as receiving 2,780 applicants during the same period.
The Department of Justice is also steadily closing down appeal avenues for asylum seekers, increasingly preventing them from seeking judicial reviews of their refusals, according to reports.
As a result, “asylum seekers” are now believed to be avoiding Ireland since anti-immigration measures began to be introduced in the wake of the 2002 influx of 12,000 asylum seekers, the highest annual number of immigrants in the State’s history.
Ireland is also, statistically speaking, way ahead of other EU countries when it comes to deporting illegal aliens.