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Ireland

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Traditionally Ireland has been a country marked by a declining population and high rates of emigration. Within the last two decades this situation has reversed dramatically. Immigration has increased significantly in the context of rapid economic growth. At first, flows were driven by returning Irish emigrants, but from the early 2000s EU and non-EU nationals began to arrive in significant numbers for the first time, mainly to work but also to seek asylum. Emma Quinn reflects the historic development of Ireland as a country of emigration and immigration and gives an overview on the different aspects of the current migration policy (version from 01/2010).

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Background Information

Traditionally Ireland has been a country marked by a declining population and high rates of emigration. Within the last two decades this situation has reversed dramatically. Immigration has increased…

Emma Quinn

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Immigration by Nationality

The various phases of recent immigration to Ireland have been strongly associated with particular national groups. In the late 1980s around 65 per cent of the immigrants coming to Ireland were…

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Irish Migration Policy Development

Most of the existing Irish migration policy has been developed in the last two decades. The recent immigration increase seen in Ireland has been driven mainly by workers moving to Ireland to fill…

Emma Quinn

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Irregular Migration

Relatively little is known about the scale of irregular immigration to Ireland but given the fact that Ireland has just one land border, which separates Northern Ireland (UK) from the Republic of…

Emma Quinn

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Integration Issues

Clearly Ireland's population has undergone very significant change in the last 15 years yet integration policy remains at a very early stage of development. Until 2007 the only official integration…

Emma Quinn

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Current and Emerging Issues

Ireland is currently experiencing a significant economic downturn. Between the first quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009 the number of people unemployed doubled. By December 2009 the…

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References

Here you can find a list of references for the Country profile "Ireland" by Emma Quinn.

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