EU removals from Ireland included people convicted of human trafficking, money laundering, and participation in a criminal organisation

Criminals convicted of human trafficking, organising prostitution, rape, and stalking were among ninety two citizens of other European Union countries who were sent back home from Ireland over the past two and a half years.

Figures from the Department of Justice detail how thirteen people were the subject of removal orders in the first six months of this year.

Of those returned to their home in another EU state in 2023, offenders had committed crimes including money laundering, being involved in a criminal gang, sexual assault, and tax evasion.