Foreign nationals account for over a quarter of all fatal stabbing victims in the last five years. A report in the Sunday Tribune claims that of 100 people fatally stabbed in Ireland since 2003, 26 of them have been foreigners.
The investigation also revealed that foreigners have been involved as either victims or perpetrators in over 40% of stabbing incidents.
There have been five fatal stabbings so far this year, and four of these victims were not Irish nationals.
Earlier this month Mr Justice Paul Carney made controversial remarks linking the rise of knife crime in Ireland to the influx of immigrants into the country.