The latest figures on the location of applications from asylum seekers reveal big differences between different counties and council areas.

Cork had the highest number of residents applying for international protection with 1,042 in total, comprising 609 in the county area and 433 in the city.

Meath had the next highest number of people applying for international protection with 823 claims.

Other counties with relatively high numbers of asylum applications included Kerry (423) and Clare (378).

Dublin City had 233, Fingal had 285 and South Dublin had 235.

By contrast there were none in Carlow, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and Kilkenny.

Other counties with lower numbers include Galway County with 15, Donegal (21) and Cavan (35).

The applications include all people in direct provision, emergency accommodation centres and reception centres up to 20 September.

Accommodation is often sourced through the purchase of hotel premises.

A total of 7,431 individuals have applied for asylum in Ireland.