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Republic of Ireland country profile

Republic of Ireland

Size: 70,000 km2

Population: 4.5 million

Year of EU Entry: 1973

In the Schengen Area: No

Protection Status Granted: 61 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (1998)

Resettlement Quota: 200 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 49 (2012)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from