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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.

Among a variety of migration research projects the ESRI is responsible for the Irish reports to SOPEMI and the OECD Continuous Reporting System on Migration. These reports have been produced on an annual basis since 1994. Other 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
  • Samantha Arnold, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 
  • Elaine Byrne, Information Officer
  • Martina Byrne, Research Assistant


EMN Ireland is financially supported by the European Union (Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs) and the Irish Department of Justice and Equality.

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What we do

Overiew of EMN

Download 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)