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Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2017: Ireland

Overview of trends, policy developments and significant debates in the area of migration and international protection during 2017 in Ireland Read the full Story



Special scheme announced which will allow certain former students to apply for permission to remain in Ireland

The scheme is open to non-EEA nationals resident in Ireland who held a valid student permission during the period of 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2010 Read the full Story


First time asylum applications in the EU-28 decreased in the second quarter of 2018

Ireland received 670 first time asylum applications from April to June 2018 Read the full Story



European Commission proposes initiatives for migration and border reform

State of the Union 2018 initiatives for migration and border reform Read the full Story


CSO estimates show highest net inward migration for Ireland since 2008

Irish nationals experience net inward migration for the first time since 2009 Read the full Story


Consultation on National Standards for accommodation offered to people in the protection process

Feedback invited regarding improvement of accommodation offered to people in protection process Read the full Story


New EMN Synthesis Report: Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination in the EU plus Norway

Between 2014 and 2017, almost 220,000 children came to the EU and Norway unaccompanied to seek asylum Read the full Story


European Council Conclusions with agreed approach to migration published

Calling for shared responsibility between all EU Member States Read the full Story


Access to the labour market for asylum seekers

Imminent entry into force of the EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive. Read the full Story


Ireland’s population expected to grow over next 35 years according to CSO projections

Ireland’s population could reach 6.69 million in 2051, based on projections of high net inward migration and fertility rates Read the full Story


OECD call for a focus on labour market policies to help refugees and improved actions to tackle illegal immigration

migration flows to OECD countries have decreased for the first time since 2011, with around 5 million new permanent migrants arriving in 2017 Read the full Story


UNHCR reports worldwide forced displacement above 68 million in 2017

2017 is the fifth year in a row that has seen an increase in global forced displacement Read the full Story


Launch of Ireland's Response to Recent Trends in International Protection Applications

This event will present an overview of the study, followed by a response from the Reception and Integration Agency and UNHCR Ireland Read the full Story


EMN Ireland publication on Ireland's Response to Recent Trends in International Protection Applications

The study finds that the housing crisis and processing backlogs contributes to bottlenecks in asylum system Read the full Story


Immigration in Ireland in 2017

128,000 people from non-EU were legally living in Ireland in 2017 Read the full Story


2018 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the European Migration Network

The European Migration Network was established by the Council of the European Union Decision 2008/381/EC adopted on 14 May 2008 Read the full Story



EU Member States granted protection status to 538,000 persons in 2017

EU Member States also received nearly 24,000 resettled refugees Read the full Story



European Commission identifies key actions to be taken to progress European Agenda on Migration

European Commission progress report on the European Agenda on Migration and proposed changes to EU Visa Code Read the full Story


Eurostat figures show 650,000 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the EU-28 in 2017

This represents a decrease in the number of applicants for international protection recorded compared to 2016 numbers Read the full Story


Seminar - Managing labour migration for lower skilled jobs: Challenges, pitfalls and solutions

This seminar will discuss the challenges, pitfalls and solutions associated with managing labour migration for lower skilled job Read the full Story


Interim arrangements for labour market access for International Protection applicants

Arrangements from 9 February until entry into force of the EU Directive Read the full Story


Government's proposal to opt into the EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive

Government proposal to opt into the EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU) presented to Oireachtas Committee Read the full Story


Summary of Migrant family reunification policy and practice conference

The conference provided an opportunity to exchange information on family reunification schemes in Ireland and abroad Read the full Story


CSO figures show that PPSN allocation to non-Irish increased by 13.8 per cent in 2016

PPSN allocations to non-Irish nationals across all age groups were 107,767 in 2016. Read the full Story

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