1432. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons recorded as entering the State travelling under a passport issued by countries and jurisdictions (details supplied) annually between 2010 and 2020, in tabular form. [19401/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): My Department does not record or retain passport details of persons entering the State.
Similarly, I am advised by the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism that they also hold no records of passenger passport details. The statistics maintained by that Department only take account of the passengers arriving on direct flights and are compiled on the basis of the flight’s last departure point before arriving in Ireland. These statistics are published on the gov.ie website at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b61012-aviation-statistics/#weekly-stats-by-country-for-the-three-state-airports-for-2021.