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17-12-2012

EMN Ireland Conference: Challenges in Protection, 17 December 2012

The Irish National Contact Point of the European Migration Network, EMN Ireland held a half-day conference on the topic of 'Challenges in Protection' on 17 December 2012. Read the full Story

14-12-2012

New ESRI/Equality Authority report: Analysing the Experience of Discrimination in Ireland

Members of the Black ethnic group report the highest rates of discrimination: The most common occasion for discrimination was while seeking work Read the full Story

12-12-2012

EMN Ireland News: Issue 4 - Winter 2012

News on: Challenges in Protection conference, action against trafficking in human beings, Justice and Home Affairs Council, latest publications and EU developments. Read the full Story

06-12-2012

06-12-2012

Latest European and International developments on migration and asylum issues 2012

Latest news, case law, reports and events on migration and asylum developments. Read the full Story

06-12-2012

Recent EU developments with regard to action against trafficking in human beings

Several developments with regard to action against trafficking in human beings have taken place in recent weeks. Read the full Story

27-11-2012

New EMN Ireland Publication: The Organisation of Migration and Asylum Policies 2012: Ireland

This study is an updated version of the 2009 EMN study The Organisation of Migration and Asylum Policies in Ireland. Read the full Story

01-11-2012

Several important outcomes relevant to European migration and asylum policy from Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting

The recent (25-26 October) Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting resulted in several important outcomes for migration and asylum policy in Europe. Read the full Story

01-11-2012

19-10-2012

New EMN synthesis study on Misuse of the Right to Family Reunification: Marriages of convenience and false declarations of parenthood

The aim of this study is to identify the scale and scope of two types of misuse, namely marriages of convenience and false declarations of parenthood and to provide clear evidence, to the extent possible and including available statistics, of these types of misuse and how best to address them. Read the full Story

17-10-2012

EMN Bulletin: EU-wide overview of latest developments in migration policy plus statistics for period June to September 2012

This report contains EU, National and related developments in migration policy published in the period June to September 2012, as well as an overview of key statistics, plus related EMN outputs and developments that have occurred. Read the full Story

05-10-2012

Census 2011 figures show the number of non-Irish nationals living in Ireland increased by 143 per cent to more than half a million between 2002 and 2011

In April 2011, there were 544,357 non-Irish nationals (12 per cent of the resident population) from 199 different nations living in Ireland. Read the full Story

01-10-2012

European Commission adopt report on the implementation of the Action Plan on unaccompanied minors

In 2011 there were 12,225 asylum applications by unaccompanied minors across the EU27, a number comparable to previous years. Read the full Story

27-09-2012

Population and Migration Estimates released by CSO show increase in net outward migration

The new Population and Migration Estimates released by the Central Statistics Office show that emigration is estimated to have reached 87,100 in the year to April 2012, an increase from 80,600 in the year to April 2011. The number of immigrants coming to Ireland has decreased slightly year on year to 52,700 from 53,300. Read the full Story

20-09-2012

Recent Eurostat release shows that across Europe on average one in 12 married persons was in a mixed marriage in the period 2008 - 2010

A survey of 30 European countries shows that for the period 2008 - 2010, on average one in 12 married persons was in a mixed marraige. Read the full Story

20-09-2012

Recent Eurostat release shows that across Europe on average one in 12 married persons was in a mixed marriage in the period 2008 - 2010

A survey of 30 European countries shows that for the period 2008 - 2010, on average one in 12 married persons was in a mixed marraige. Read the full Story

17-09-2012

High Court concludes migrant workers without work permits unable to avail of employment legislation

The High Court has quashed a decision by the Labour Court that awarded a Pakistani national migrant worker in excess of 90,000 Euro against his employer. Read the full Story

29-06-2012

Increase in the number of non-Irish nationals at work by 9.7 % since the last census

The latest Census 2011 release by the CSO shows an increase by 23,670 (9.7%) in the number of non-Irish nationals at work in Ireland between 2006 and 2011. Read the full Story

27-06-2012

26-06-2012

EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings

A five year strategy to prevent, protect and help victims of trafficking as well as prosecuting the trafficker is adopted by EU. Read the full Story

26-06-2012

Eurostat figures show that EU27 Member states granted protection to 84,100 asylum seekers in 2011

Eurostat release shows an increase in asylum seekers granted protection in EU27 to 84,100 in 2011, compared with 75,800 in 2010. Read the full Story

19-06-2012

EMN Bulletin: A report from the European Migration Network for period January - May 2012

EU and national developments in migration and asylum as well as an overview of key statistics, EMN outputs and developments. Read the full Story

12-06-2012

European Commission Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum and Eurobarometer survey

The European Commission published its 2011 report on developments in EU immigration and asylum as well as a Eurobarometer survey on attitudes towards cross-border mobility, migration and security. Read the full Story

30-05-2012

EMN Ireland News: Issue 3 - Spring 2012

News on: Census 2011, Immigrant Investor Programme, Start-up Entrepreneur Scheme, Short-Stay visa waiver, EU immigration portal, latest publications and EU developments Read the full Story

01-05-2012

Census 2011 shows increase in non-Irish nationals residing in Ireland

The number of non-Irish nationals living in Ireland increased by 124,624 (29.7%) to 544,347 between 2006 and 2011. Read the full Story

16-04-2012

Immigrant Investor Programme and Start-up Entrepreneur Scheme announced by Department of Justice and Equality

Applications for the Immigrant Investor Programme and the Start-up Entrepreneur Programme commenced on 16 April 2012. Read the full Story

27-03-2012

Latest Eurostat figures show that in 2011 the number of asylum applicants registered in the EU27 increased to 301,000

Eurostat release shows that there was an increase in asylum applicants in EU27 during 2011. Read the full Story

15-03-2012

Extension of Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme and visa waiver for holders of Olympic accreditation

4 year extension of the short-stay visa waiver programme and waiver for holders of Olympic accreditation announced by Minister Alan Shatter. Read the full Story

02-03-2012

Study on Active inclusion of migrants assesses main trends in the situation of migrants with regard to social assistance, inclusion in the labour market and access to social services across the EU

The Study commissioned by the European Commission looks at welfare use in 2007 across a large number of EU Member States and includes 12 EU country case studies. It examines the take-up rates for migrants in comparison with Member State natives. Read the full Story

16-02-2012

Eurostat release on asylum applicants and first instance decisions on asylum applications for second quarter 2011

Asylum applicants in EU27 increased by nearly 25% in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter of 2010. Read the full Story

27-01-2012

850 non-EU parents of Irish-citizen children granted residency in accordance with the Zambrano judgment

The Minister for Justice and Equality has confirmed that 850 people, with no current right of residency in the State have successfully been granted residency in accordance with the principles set out in the Zambrano judgment. Read the full Story

05-01-2012

Latest statistics on Immigration in Ireland in 2011

The Department of Justice and Equality release key figures on immigration-related activity in Ireland in 2011 and announce reform plans for 2012. Read the full Story

05-01-2012

Latest news from the European Migration Network

Read the latest issue (January 2012) of EMNews, the newsletter of the European Migration Network (EMN). Read the full Story

03-01-2012

Ireland and UK sign agreement on Common Travel Area

The joint agreement between Ireland and the UK aims to enhance data sharing with a view to combating abuse of the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangement. Read the full Story

01-01-2012

Documenting Irregular Migration Conference Presentations

View presentations from EMN Ireland Research Conference on Documenting Irregular Migration. Read the full Story

01-01-2012

EU Immigration Portal provides information on immigration procedures and policies

The EU Immigration Portal provides up-to-date, practical information, on national and European immigration procedures and policies, to potential migrants to the EU. Read the full Story

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