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Public consultation on hate speech launched

Public's views sought to inform an update of Ireland’s criminal law on hate speech and hate crime. Read the full Story


Almost 150,000 first-time asylum applicants in the EU-28 in Q2 2019

First-time asylum applicants decreased by 5 % in Q2 2019 compared with Q1 2019 Read the full Story


Immigration in Ireland in 2018

142,942 non-EEA nationals were living in Ireland in 2018 Read the full Story


CSO estimates show net inward migration for Ireland was 33,700 in year to April 2019

Non EU-nationals accounted for 30,600 of total immigrants and 11,200 of total emigrants Read the full Story




Outcome of European Council meeting and European Parliament session (July 2019)

Conclusions of European Council meeting and European Parliament session, July 2019 Read the full Story



Generally low levels of residential segregation of migrants in Ireland

New ESRI research: Diverse neighbourhoods: an analysis of the residential distribution of immigrants in Ireland Read the full Story


Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration launches research examining migrant integration in Ireland

ESRI report on Diverse neighbourhoods and EMN Ireland report on Labour Market Integration of non-EU nationals Read the full Story


Collective efforts needed to help non-EU migrants access employment in Ireland

New EMN Ireland report on Policy and practice targeting the labour market integration of non-EU nationals in Ireland Read the full Story


New trends in legislation, policies and practise across the EU on Migration and Asylum

Annual Report on Migration and Asylum provides an overview of trends and developments in legislation, policies and practice on migration and asylum issues across the EU Read the full Story


New EMN Ireland report Attracting and retaining international higher education students: Ireland

The number of international degree students coming to Ireland reaches a new high Read the full Story


EU Member States granted protection status to 333,440 persons in 2018

The EU Member States also received 24,815 resettled refugees Read the full Story



Abolition of adult re-entry visa system

Department of Justice and Equality has announced the abolition of Ireland’s re-entry visa system with effect from 13 May 2019 Read the full Story


Eurostat figures show 580,845 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the EU-28 in 2018

Ireland received 3,655 asylum applications in 2018, an increase of 26% compared to in 2017 Read the full Story



Launch of a new pilot Community Sponsorship Ireland initiative for refugee families

Private citizens and community-based organisations are invited to welcome refugee families into their community Read the full Story


Change to immigration arrangements for spouses and partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit holders

New arrangements for non-EEA spouses and partners of CSEP holders to access labour market Read the full Story

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