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654. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Justice the number of Australian and New Zealand citizens refused permission to enter the State in 2019 and quarter one of 2020, in tabular form. [24355/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The Border Management Unit (BMU) of my Department has responsibility for securing Ireland’s border at Dublin Airport only, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Acts and Orders as they relate to entry and refusal of entry to the State.
The number of Australian and New Zealand citizens refused permission to enter the State at Dublin Airport in 2019 and quarter one of 2020 is set out in the table below.

Nationality 2019 Q1 2020
Australia 12 3
New Zealand 10 5

The BMU does not hold data on the numbers of passengers refused permission to enter the State at other ports of entry nationwide, for which the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has responsibility for immigration duties.