Killer denied return to State
on 20/03/2013 00:00:00
He was transferred to his home country under the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Act and was subjected to an exclusion order, as well as a removal order. He is never allowed to re-enter the State.
Romanians, meanwhile, accounted for more than one in four of the 185 EU nationals gardaí removed from the State in the last three years.
Figures supplied by the Department of Justice show, between 2010 and 2012, it received applications to have 51 Romanians removed for a variety of reasons.
Under regulation 20 of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2006, which came into force here in 2007, gardaí can apply in writing to the department to have a person removed from the country.
When an order is made, the Justice Minister can also impose an exclusion period during which the person is not allowed to re-enter the State.
The orders are made for a number of reasons including "where the minister is satisfied that the personal conduct of a person to whom these regulations apply has been such that it would be contrary to public policy or public health or would endanger public security".
One high-profile case of a removal order came at the end of last year when a convicted murderer Cristian Pricop was deported back to Romania following a number of alleged crimes carried out here.
According to the department, 69 removal orders were issued in 2010, 34 in 2011 and 82 in 2012. Of the 69 issued in 2010, 28 were to Romanians.
After Romania, the nationality with the next largest number of recipients across the three years was Polish (42) and Lithuanian (41).
Of the total 185 orders made between 2010 and 2012, 67 were against people who were serving custodial sentences.