Ireland does not have specific detention centres for housing immigration detainees. However the State does operate a number of penal institutions that are designed as places of detention for such individuals. These include Cloverhill Prison, Mountjoy Prison, Limerick Prison, Castlerea, Cork Prison and Wheatfield Prison.
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Of the 14,182 persons committed to Irish prisons in 2015, there were;
- 1,526 EU nationals (exclusing Irish).
- 149 other European nationals.
- 268 African nationals.
- 170 Asian nationals.
- 46 Central/South American nationals.