Most Irish asylum applications from Pakistanis

Some 855 first-time asylum seekers applied for protection in Ireland between April and June 2015, bringing to 1,480 the total number of people to seek asylum in Ireland in the first six months of 2015.

Data released by Eurostat on Friday shows over 210,000 first-time asylum seekers arrived in the EU between April and June 2015, representing an increase of 15 per cent on the first three months of the year and a jump of 85 per cent compared to the same period last year.

The majority of asylum seekers to arrive in Ireland in the second quarter of 2015 came from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Albania.

Of the 855 people to arrive in Ireland between April and June, 440 were from Pakistan, 90 from Bangladesh and 55 from Albania.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/ireland-takes-1-480-asylum-applications-in-first-half-2015-1.2356918

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