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Overview of Application Process under International Protection Act 2015

EMN Ireland

EMN Ireland is the Irish National Contact Point of the European Migration Network and is part of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

Recent publications

Establising_Migrants_IdentityEstablishing identity of non-EU nationals in Irish migration processes

Examines Ireland's procedures and systems that are designed to verify a migrant's identity

Annual Report on Migration and Asylum: IrelandAnnual Report on Migration and Asylum 2016: Ireland

Provides an overview of trends, policy developments and significant debates in the area of asylum and migration during 2016 in Ireland

Illegal Employment

Illegal employment of non-EU nationals in Ireland

Study on illegal employment concerning both regularly and irregularly staying non-EU nationals in Ireland



Resources & Activities

International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017

On International Migrants Day, view presentations from the recent EMN Ireland conference on Migrant family reunification: policy and practice, Dublin, 27 November 2017.


Read summary of International Protection Act 2015. View EU migration and asylum legislation: Ireland’s participation.

Case Law

Supreme Court ruling on ban on asylum seekers looking for work: N.H.V v Minister for Justice & Equality and ors

Useful Statistics

See 2017 Population and Migration Estimates

Asylum and Migration Glossary 3.0

Asylum and Migration Glossary 3.0

Download Glossary or search the on-line EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary for comparable terms and definitions relating to asylum and migration.