The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection in 20 countries across Europe. As a member of ECRE, the Irish Refugee Council are responsible for updating the reports on Ireland.
AIDA contains national reports documenting asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection in 20 countries. The Ireland Country Report 2019 is the most detailed and up to date description of the Irish procedure available.
This report draws on information obtained through a mixture of desk-based research and direct
correspondence with relevant agencies, and information obtained through the Irish Refugee Council’s
own casework and policy work. Of particular relevance throughout were the latest up to date statistics
from the International Protection Office (IPO) and the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA), including their annual and monthly reports; data from the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT); as well as various reports and statements from stakeholders such as the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, UNHCR Ireland and NGOs working on the ground with refugees and asylum seekers.