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2011 news archive

22-12-2011

Court of Justice of the European Union ruling on the transfer of asylum seekers under the EU Dublin Regulation

An asylum seeker may not be transferred under the 'Dublin II' Regulation to a Member State where he risks being subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment under Article 4 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Read the full Story

06-12-2011

EU/International news 2011

Latest European and International developments on migration and asylum issues Read the full Story

10-11-2011

The High Court quashes the refusal to revoke a deportation order against a Nigerian husband of an Irish citizen

The Court ruled that marriage must be taken seriously and given “life and reality” Read the full Story

01-11-2011

EMN Ireland News: Issue 2 - November 2011

News on: Documenting Irregular Migration conference, EU Qualification Directive, X Adeoye case, latest publications and EU developments. Read the full Story

28-10-2011

Latest news from the European Migration Network

Read the latest issue of EMNews, the Newsletter of the European Migration Network (EMN). Read the full Story

28-10-2011

New measures announced requiring airlines to provide Advance Passenger Information to Irish Immigration authorities

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D, signs new law designed to 'improve border control and combat illegal immigration' Read the full Story

27-10-2011

EU Qualification Directive approved by European Parliament

Commissioner Malmström stated that this is an important milestone in the ambition to get all the asylum proposals of the Commission agreed by next year, as requested by the European Council in the Stockholm programme. Read the full Story

26-09-2011

Eurostat release on residence permits issued to non-EU citizens in 2009

2.3 million new residence permits issued to non-EU citizens in 2009, which represents a decline of about 0.2 million compared with 2008. Read the full Story

16-09-2011

New Quarterly National Household Survey released by CSO

Latest statistics show annual non-Irish national labour force participation fell by 8,300 Read the full Story

15-09-2011

New Population and Migration Estimates released by CSO

Net outward migration remained broadly constant at -34,500 in the year to April 2011, but large increases reported in emigration of Irish nationals. Read the full Story

29-07-2011

EU27 Population estimated at 502.5 m on 1 January 2011

The highest natural growth rates occurred in Ireland, Cyprus, France, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom. Read the full Story

20-07-2011

European Commission adopts 'European Agenda for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals'

The new Agenda for integration will enhance the economic, social and cultural benefits of migration in Europe. First ever Eurobarometer on integration also published. Read the full Story

15-07-2011

Latest CSO release on equality shows 12% of people said that they felt discriminated against in last two years (Q4 2010)

The highest rate of discrimination (29%) was reported by people from non-White ethnic backgrounds. Read the full Story

15-07-2011

Census 2011 Preliminary Results show total population 4.581m

Preliminary census figures report that there continued to be a strong net inward migration, measured at 118,650 over the period 2006-2011 or an average of 23,730 per year. Read the full Story

01-07-2011

Ireland's first formal Visa Waiver Programme and new arrangements for tourists

From 1 July 2011, the Visa Waiver Programme will facilitate the entry of certain overseas visitors to Ireland once they are in possession of a valid visa for the UK. Read the full Story

30-06-2011

Presentation from seminar on the size of irregular migrant population

This seminar explored methodological issues related to estimating the size of the irregular migrant population Read the full Story

17-06-2011

Latest CSO figures show further decline in non-Irish employment and rising unemployment

Latest Quarterly National Household Survey data show further decline in non-Irish employment and rising unemployment. Read the full Story

17-06-2011

New measures announced to reform citizenship application processing regime

Key changes are being introduced to the citizenship application procedure to improve processing times and to give “proper recognition” to the importance of being granted Irish citizenship. Read the full Story

17-06-2011

16-06-2011

EU27 population projected to peak by around 2040 with strongest population growth forecast for Ireland, Luxembourg and Cyprus

Eurostat project Ireland’s population to grow by 46% by 2060 followed closely by Luxembourg (+45%) and Cyprus (+41%), with the sharpest declines in Bulgaria (-27%), Latvia (-26%), Lithuania (-20%), Romania and Germany (both -19%). Read the full Story

16-06-2011

European Commission Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum (2010) Conclusions adopted

The Annual Report, drawing on contributions from EMN National Contact Points, highlights developments during 2010 at EU and national level in asylum, migration and integration. Read the full Story

16-06-2011

776,000 persons granted EU citizenship by EU27 in 2009

Highest number of citizenship grantings were by the United Kingdom, France and Germany. New citizens in the EU27 came mainly from Africa, Asia, non-EU27 Europe, North and South America and Oceania. Read the full Story

16-06-2011

New EMN Synthesis Report Published: Satisfying Labour Demand through Migration

This study explores national strategies adopted by EU Member States for addressing labour market needs and shortages and the extent to which these strategies draw upon migrant workers to address such needs. Read the full Story

02-06-2011

European Commission presents modified proposals on Reception Conditions and the Asylum Procedures Directives

These proposals are noted by the Commission as important steps towards the establishment of a comprehensive Common European Asylum System (CEAS) by 2012. Read the full Story

02-06-2011

CSO analysis shows that just one third of non-Irish nationals, who were allocated personal public service numbers (PPSNs) in 2004, had employment activity during 2009

Only one third of those allocated new PPSNs in 2009, had employment during that year. The analysis of records of the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Social Protection, and the CSO, shows that employment activity has dropped below 50% for all nationality groups Read the full Story

30-05-2011

EMN Ireland News: Issue 1 - May 2011

News on: Zambrano, McCarthy , Visa Waiver Programme, latest publications and EU developments. Read the full Story

19-05-2011

Information regarding applications in accordance with the principles set out in the Zambrano judgment

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence stated that 929 persons with no current right of residency have applied to have their case to remain in the State examined in accordance with the principles set out in the Zambrano judgment Read the full Story

12-05-2011

European Commission Communication on Migration

European Commission Communication on Migration COM(2011) 248 was published on 4 May 2011 and presented to an extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council attended by Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on 12 May 2011. Read the full Story

09-05-2011

ECJ finds that EU citizens, who have never exercised their right of free movement, cannot invoke Union citizenship to regularise the residence of their non-EU spouse

A recent ECJ judgment in the case of McCarthy v Secretary of State for the Home Department found that EU citizens, who have never exercised their right of free movement and had always resided in a Member State of which they are a national cannot invoke Union citizenship to regularise the residence of their non-EU spouse Read the full Story

04-05-2011

New Annual Monitoring Report on Integration looks at how immigrants are integrating into Irish society

New report brings together a range of indicators, which develop a profile of how immigrants are integrating into Irish society. Read the full Story

01-05-2011

End of transitional period following 2004 EU enlargement for workers from eight EU Member States

Workers from Member States which joined the EU in 2004 now have full access to labour markets across the EU Read the full Story

01-05-2011

Institutions responsible for asylum and immigration in Ireland

View chart of institutions in Ireland with responsibility for migration and asylum Read the full Story

14-04-2011

In 2010 there were 32.4m foreigners living in the EU27 (6.5% of the total population). 12.3m were EU27 nationals living in another Member State and 20.1m were from a non-EU country

Ireland had the third highest percentage of other EU27 citizens in the population: 7.1% of the population were from another EU State, compared to an EU average of 2.5% Read the full Story

04-04-2011

A provision of the Immigration Act 2004 requiring non-Irish nationals to produce ID on demand is ruled unconstitutional by the High Court

Section 12 required non-Irish nationals to produce identity documents on demand by Gardaí, and made failure to do so without 'satisfactory explanation' a criminal offence. Read the full Story

01-04-2011

New Eurostat figures show the number of asylum applicants registered in the EU27 remained stable around 260,000 in 2010

A Eurostat release shows that there was a slight decrease in asylum applicants during 2010. Read the full Story

29-03-2011

New figures show the number of asylum-seekers in the industrialised world continued to fall in 2010

The UNHCR 2010 statistical overview of asylum applications shows a total of 358,800 asylum applications were lodged in 44 industrialised countries – down 5 per cent from 2009. Read the full Story

25-03-2011

Latest statistics show non-Irish national employment declined by 125,800 since its peak in 2007

Latest Quarterly National Household figures show decrease in non-Irish national employment by 36.4% since its peak of 345,800 in Quarter 4 2007. Read the full Story

23-03-2011

The rights of non-Irish parents of children with Irish citizenship to live and work in Ireland to be reviewed

European Court of Justice ruling that foreign parents of a child with European citizenship may live in the EU Read the full Story

10-03-2011

04-03-2011

Two new Regulations published giving further effect to 'the Asylum Procedures Directive'

Two regulations give further effect to the EU Directive on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status Read the full Story

21-01-2011

15,000 fewer asylum applicants registered in the EU-27 during the first nine months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009

15,000 fewer asylum applicants registered in the EU-27 during the first nine months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 Read the full Story

14-01-2011

Immigration to EU Member States down by 6% and emigration up by 13% in 2008

Immigration to EU Member States down by 6% and emigration up by 13% in 2008 Read the full Story

13-01-2011

2010 statistics on asylum applications in Ireland

2010 statistics on asylum applications. Latest figures from the Department of Justice, Equality and Defence Read the full Story

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