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Thursday 14 November 2019

First deportation flight for months leaves Ireland

An Garda Siochana
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The first deportation flight for several months left Dublin last week.

The charter carried seven Nigerians, six men and a woman, back to Lagos.

The group were accompanied by officers from the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

The flight was organised through the European Frontex network and was led by Norway, with more returnees being picked up in Madrid before arriving in Lagos.

Two of those collected in Dublin had been living in asylum accommodation while three others were in custody for either criminal or immigration-related offences.

One of the group was a taxi driver arrested after an incident involving a meat cleaver.

He was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for possession of an offensive weapon and a year for assault as well as being disqualified for 20 years for dangerous driving.

Two more had been convicted of assault.

Irish Independent

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