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Court Appearance: GNIB Investigation into Suspected Organised Immigration Crime, 15th December 2021

Issue Date: 15/12/2021

Gardaí attached to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) have charged nine people with offences under the Passport Act, the Civil Registration Act and the Theft and Fraud Offences Act following an investigation into suspected organised immigration crime.

All nine people are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice (Court 4) this morning Wednesday, 15th December 2021 at 10.30am.


The investigation lead by GNIB uncovered an alleged organised fraud, contrived to secure immigration status within the State. The organised fraud related to suspected cases of false parentage, whereby female non-nationals were giving birth to children and allegedly falsely naming Irish or EU citizens as the father of the child.

One person has previously appeared before court in relation to this investigation.