EMN Ireland | www.emn.ie

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

Illegal EmploymentIllegal employment of non-EU nationals in Ireland

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

Returning Rejected Asylum Seekers

Returning Rejected Asylum Seekers: Practices and Challenges in Ireland

Examines the process for returning unsuccessful applicants to their home countries

Family ReunificationFamily Reunification of non-EU nationals in Ireland

Examines developments in family reunification policy both in the context of refugees and non-refugees

2016 Resettlement study

Resettlement of Refugees and Private Sponsorship in Ireland

Investigates resettlement and private sponsorship programmes operational in Ireland between 2011 and 2016

Resources & Activities

EMN Ireland Research Assistant

Vacancy for Research Assistant in the Irish National Contact Point (NCP) of the European Migration Network (EMN), located within the ESRI. Apply online by 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017


Advance notice EMN Ireland conference 2017: 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

Research Library

Search for research-based publications of relevance to migration and asylum in Ireland.

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.