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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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