The 16 people found in the back of a lorry on a ferry to Co. Wexford spent the night in a reception centre in Dublin.
They spent up to 12 hours in the trailer of an articulated tractor unit - before being discovered at Rosslare port yesterday afternoon.
They had travelled on a Stena ferry from Cherbourg before staff at the port found them.
It's believed the 16 men are Kurdish, but their formal identification is ongoing.
14 of those are adults and have sought international protection, while 2 are juveniles and are currently in the care of Tusla.
The adults are being accommodated by the Reception and Integration Agency while processed by the International Protection office.
The Immigration Minister says Irish authorities are working hard to combat people smuggling following the discovery.