What’s New

Here you will find the most recent information on the International Protection Office, as well as information on any relevant changes affecting international protection.

 

April 2018

Designation by the Minister for Justice and Equality of certain Countries as Safe Countries of Origin under the International Protection Act, 2015

Under section 72 of the International Protection Act, 2015 the Minister for Justice and Equality has designated the following countries as safe countries of origin with effect from Monday, 16 April 2018.

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of), Montenegro, Serbia and South Africa.

Please find a link to Addendum No. 2 to the Information Booklet for Applicants for International Protection (IPO 1) here.

The relevant Statutory Instruments are the International Protection Act 2015 (Safe Countries of Origin) Order 2018, (S.I. No 121 of 2018) and the International Protection Act 2015 (Section 6(2)(J)) (Commencement) Order 2018 which are available on the following links:  

International Protection Act 2015 (Safe Countries of Origin) Order 2015, (S.I. No 121 of 2018)

International Protection Act 2015 (Section 6(2)(J)) (Commencement) Order 2018

 

March 2018

The European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (SI No. 62 of 2018) came into effect on 6 March 2018. The Regulations give further effect to Regulation (EU) 604/2013  (the Dublin III Regulation) in Ireland and revoke the previous European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2014 (SI No. 525 of 2014) and the European Union (Dublin System) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI No.140 of 2016).

February 2018

January 2018

The IPO January 2018 statistics report is now on-line.

December 2017

The IPO December 2017 statistics report is now on-line.

November 2017

The IPO November 2017 statistics report is now on-line.

October 2017

The IPO October 2017 statistics report is now on-line.

September 2017               

August 2017

The IPO August 2017 statistics report is now on-line.

July 2017

The IPO July 2017 statistics report is now on-line.

June 2017

The IPO June 2017 statistics report is now on-line.

May 2017

The IPO May 2017 monthly statistics report is now on-line.

April 2017

The IPO April 2017 monthly statistics report is now on-line. 

March 2017                                                                                                                                                           

The IPO March 2017 monthly statistics report is now on-line.

February 2017                                                                                                                                                     

The IPO February 2017 monthly statistics report is now on-line.

February 2017                                                                                                                                  

Clarification regarding the deadline for the return of the Application for International Protection Questionnaire (IPO 2) is now on-line.

February 2017

The International Protection Office and UNHCR statement on the prioritisation of applications for international protection is now on-line.

January 2017                                                                                                                                                        

The IPO January 2017 monthly statistics report is now on-line.

January 2017                                                                                                                                                       

The IPO Information Note on Transitional Arrangements (IPO 12) English language version is now on-line.

January 2017

​The IPO Information Note on Transitional Arrangements (IPO 12) translation version is now on-line

January 2017                                                                                                                                                        

The IPO Letter - Category 1 - on Refugee Applications in ORAC (Application for refugee status was made before the commencement date and where a report had not been prepared by ORAC under section 13 of the Refugee Act 1996 by that date) is now on-line.

January 2017                                                                                                                                                   

The IPO Letter - Category 2 - Refugee Appeals (Application for refugee status which was on appeal before the RAT before the commencement date but was not decided by the RAT by that date) is now on-line.

January 2017                                                                                                                                          

The IPO Letter - Category 3 - Subsidiary Protection (Application for subsidiary protection was made prior to the commencement date and ORAC had not commenced the investigation of the application by that date) is now on-line.

January 2017                                                                                                                                          

The IPO Letter - Category 4 - Subsidiary Protection (Application for subsidiary protection was made prior to the commencement date and ORAC had commenced the investigation of the application by that date) is now on-line.

January 2017                                                                                                                                          

The Information Booklet for the Applicants for International Protection (IPO 1) English language version is now on-line.

January 2017

The Information Booklet for the Applicants for International Protection (IPO 1) translation version is now on-line.

January 2017                                                                                                                                        

IPO Information Note on Investigations for International Protection and Consideration of Permission to Remain after 31 December 2016 is now on-line.

December 2016                                                                                                                                             

The International Protection Act 2015 is now on-line.

December 2016                                                                                                                                     

IPO Information Note for Applicants for International Protection (Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection) commencement of International Protection Act  2015 English language version is now on-line.

December 2016                                                                                                                                     

IPO Information Note for Applicants for International Protection (Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection) commencement of International Protection Act  2015 translation version is now on-line.