Thousands of foreign nationals in Irish Direct Provision

More than 100 nationalities being provided with accommodation

Sligo News File

Barry Cowen TD, Fianna Fail

More than 6,000 persons of foreign nationality are currently resident in Irish direct provision, Minister for Children, Integration and Youth has confirmed in reply to a parliamentary question submitted by Fianna Fail Deputy Barry Cowen.

He told Deputy Cowen that as of Wednesday 7 July 2021 there were 6,445 persons staying in accommodation offered by the International Protection Accommodation Service of his Department.

This figure is included as a total made up of persons from 55 countries, he said, adding that there are people from 105 nationalities being provided with IPAS accommodation in Ireland

Nationality Total
Afghanistan 211
Albania 434
Algeria 209
Angola 30
Bangladesh 164
Bolivia 34
Botswana 44
Brazil 23
Burundi 12
Cameroon 55
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 216
Egypt 19
El Salvador 35
Eritrea 17
Ethiopia 28
Georgia 475
Ghana 91
Guatemala 16
Guinea 10
India 59
Iran (Islamic Republic Of) 29
Iraq 67
Jordan 10
Kenya 34
Kosovo/UNSCR 1244 31
Kuwait 10
Lebanon 10
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 15
Malawi 182
Malaysia 11
Mauritius 33
Morocco 66
Nepal 12
Nigeria 1071
Pakistan 438
Palestinian Territory, Occupied 33
Russian Federation 17
Sierra Leone 54
Somalia 287
South Africa 534
Sri Lanka 11
Sudan 55
Swaziland 23
Syrian Arab Republic 48
Tanzania, United Republic Of 14
Togo 29
Uganda 35
United States Of America 17
Zambia 15
Zimbabwe 874
Others including unknown countries 198
Total 6445

Gender Breakdown of residents

Male 57.97% 3736
Female 42.02% 2708
Not Specified 0.01% 1
Total 100% 6445

Age Breakdown

Age (Years) Number of Residents Percentage of Residents
0-4 551 8.55%
5-12 827 12.83%
13-17 340 5.28%
18-24 656 10.18%
25-34 1659 25.74%
35-44 1636 25.38%
45-54 584 9.06%
55-64 136 2.11%
65+ 55 0.85%
Unknown 1 0.02%
Total 6445 100.00%