725. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice the number of applications for international protection which were decided definitively in each of the past ten years; the number of applications which were declined international protection in each of the past ten years; and the country of origin of these applicants. [13397/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The information requested by the Deputy is provided in the tables attached to this response. The figures relate to the year in which the decision was made, not the year in which the application was made.
Decisions on international protection are made by the Ministerial Decisions Unit (MDU) of my Department. MDU processes the recommendations received from the International Protection Office (IPO) and the decisions of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT).
Where the number of decisions for individual countries is low (less than 6), a breakdown by country is not provided. This is for reasons of confidentiality, as provided for under Section 26 of the International Protection Act 2015.
Applications for International Protection