Nearly 4,500 people deported from State last year
Figure represents 17% increase on 2015 and mostly comprises non-EU nationals refused entry
The office of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on Burgh Quay. Figures released by the service showed 428 failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants were deported from the Republic in 2016. File photograph: Cyril Byrne
There was a 17 per cent increase in the number of people deported from the State last year, figures from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) show.