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540. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 330 of 10 July 2018, the number of persons refused permission to enter the State via Dublin Airport and Dublin Port; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13588/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The following tables set out the figures for those refused to land in Dublin Airport and Port. In relation to Dublin Airport it should be noted that passenger numbers processed through the Airport have also significantly increased in the period concerned. 
Number of persons refused permission to enter the State via Dublin Airport

Year Total
2015 1654
2016 2032
2017 2296
2018 4001

Number of persons refused permission to enter the State via Dublin Port
Year Total
2015 152
2016 142
2017 166
2018 120