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An Albanian women told RTÉ Prime Time that reason she claimed asylum in Ireland is because her boyfriend had abused her when they lived in Greece. The woman said she had been caught illegally in Ireland with false documents and this had prompted her asylum claim.
According to the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA), in the year to November 2018, the top two countries of origin for asylum seekers were Georgia and Albania which the Department of Justice regards as safe countries of origin.
Georgia has been a top country of origin for asylum seekers in Ireland since the EU granted Georgians visa-free travel to the Schengen area of the EU in March 2017, although Ireland is not in the Schengen area.
The Department of Justice told the Irish times that:
“Georgian nationals still requir