15 Romanians who arrived in Rosslare this morning on board the Normandy, were refused leave to land and have been sent back to France.

It is believed the Romanians ranged in age from teenage children to male and female adults in their 40s and 50s.

After being questioned for a time on the ferry by immigration officials and Gardaí, all 15 were refused permission to set foot in Rosslare and were sent back on the Normandy to France this evening.

Meanwhile, Gardaí in Wexford are questioning two people arrested this afternoon under the Illegal Immigrants Trafficking Act.

The two, a man and a woman believed to be from Dublin, were arrested at Rosslare.

They were driving off the ferry in a camper van and were brought to Wexford Garda Station. They can be questioned for an initial period of six hours, but this can be extended for a further six hours.