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About us

EMN Ireland

EMN Ireland, the Irish National Contact Point (NCP) of the European Migration Network, has been located at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) since 2003. The ESRI has been involved in migration related research since its inception in 1960.

ESRI research has investigated the impact of immigrants on economic growth, average earnings and the distribution of earnings and the occupational attainment of immigrants.


EMN Ireland staff members are:

  • Emma Quinn, Head, Irish National Contact Point of European Migration Network
  • Anne Sheridan, Senior Policy Officer 
  • Sarah Groarke, Policy Officer
  • Frank McNamara, Policy Officer
  • Elaine Byrne, Information Officer
  • Róisín Dunbar, Intern


EMN Ireland is funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and co-funded by the Department of Justice and Equality.

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What we do

Overiew of EMN

EMN Leaflet thumbnailDownload the EMN information leaflet for a general overview of the European Migration Network.

Research Library

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

EMN Publications

View Irish national research studies and policy reports relating to migration and asylum in Ireland.

Legal Resources

View summaries of relevant Irish and European case law or legislation.

Useful Statistics

See latest statistics on migration, immigration, protection and return and employment and Census 2011.

Asylum and Migration Glossary

Asylum and Migration Glossary 3.0Search the EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary for comparable terms and definitions relating to asylum and migration (includes terms in Irish)