Detention Statistics

Ireland does not have specific detention centres for housing immigration detainees.  However the State does operate a number of penal institutions that are designed as places of detention for such individuals.  These include Cloverhill Prison, Mountjoy Prison, Limerick Prison, Castlerea, Cork Prison and Wheatfield Prison.

Table 1:  Key Detention Statistics
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Immigration Related Committals 423 400 396 407 342

Of the 14,182 persons committed to Irish prisons in 2015, there were;

  • 1,526 EU nationals (exclusing Irish).
  • 149 other European nationals.
  • 268 African nationals.
  • 170 Asian nationals.
  • 46 Central/South American nationals.

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