Dáil Éireann - Volume 526 - 15 November, 2000

Written Answers. - Asylum Applications.

242. Mr. Creed asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the total number of [258] asylum seekers here for each of the past years from 1995 to date in 2000. [26032/00]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular statement.

Number of applications received.

Year

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

31/10

Total

424

1,179

3,883

4,626

7,724

9,080