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‘Unprecedented’ increase in unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Ireland

More than 320 unaccompanied children have arrived into Ireland seeking asylum and are now in State care or accommodation, with five unaccompanied minors arriving in the first four days of this year alone.

Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman said the Government was “cognisant of the seriousness of the issue” and expected to receive a report in the coming weeks on the situation.

He said that a review of a Garda operation for missing children would look at the existing legislation and the number of prosecutions.

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