In a written Dáil reply to Green Party TD Catherine Martin TD, Minister Flanagan also stated that in 2018, 152 children also were granted humanitarian right to remain here.

Over the past five years, a total of 1,487 children have been granted humanitarian leave to remain and this occurs where a decision is taken to not make a Deportation Order.

It is unclear, however, how many of the 92 children who were issued with orders last year – or the 385 issued with deportation orders over the past five years – have been deported from Ireland or have left Ireland voluntarily with their parents.

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