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724. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons seeking international protection in each of the past ten years by country of origin for this period. [13395/21]

728. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice the breakdown of the circumstances in relation to applicants for international protection over the past ten years with regard to unaccompanied minors, single adults, couples and couples with extended families; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13406/21]

730. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice the breakdown of applicants for international protection over the past ten years by the number of unaccompanied minors, single adults, couples and couples with children; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13422/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I propose to take Questions Nos. 724, 728 and 730 together.
The information requested by the Deputy is provided in the tables attached to this response.
Statistics in respect of single adults, couples and couples with extended families are not readily available. However, to be of assistance to the Deputy we have provided the number of applicants who, at time of application, were over 18 years of age, under 18 years of age or an unaccompanied minor for each of the years requested.
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.
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