476. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of deportation orders that have been enforced since April 2014; if she will provide a breakdown of the countries to which persons were returned; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19934/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that a total of 125 Deportation Orders have been enforced during the period from April 2014 to end of April 2015. The top five nationalities are China 35, Nigeria 30, Malaysia 10, Somalia 5, Brazil 5, South Africa 5.
In order to provide a more complete picture of the situation regarding the expulsion of non-Irish nationals from the State during the period in question, it should be noted that during the same period, 91 Removal Orders were effected in respect of EU nationals, 8 Transfer Orders were effected under the Dublin Regulation and 3,003 persons were refused leave to land in the State at ports of entry.