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2014 news archive


European and International developments on migration and asylum (2014)

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


New EMN Ireland publication on Policies and Practices on Unaccompanied Minors in Ireland

Significant improvements in the care of unaccompanied minors in Ireland, but challenges persist in a lack of national oversight and regional variations in care Read the full Story


EU28 Member States granted citizenship to approximately 820,000 persons in 2012

A new Eurostat release shows that in 2012, 818,000 persons acquired the citizenship of an EU28 Member State, an increase of 4% compared to 2011. Read the full Story


Latest developments on migration and asylum in Ireland

Latest national news and information update on migration and asylum Read the full Story


Mid-term report on the 2012-2016 EU Strategy on trafficking in human beings published

During the years 2010-2012, EU Member States registered 30,146 victims of trafficking in human beings Read the full Story


British-Irish Visa Scheme formally launched

Minister for Justice and Equality together with the UK Home Secretary launch the British-Irish Visa Scheme Read the full Story


UNHCR release shows 23 per cent increase in new asylum applications registered in the EU in first half of 2014

During the first half of 2014, an estimated 216,30 new asylum applications were registered in the 28 EU Member States, an increase of 23 per cent for the same period of 2013 (176,200) Read the full Story


EMN Ireland / UNHCR Ireland Conference: Protection of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children in Ireland and Europe

EMN Ireland, the Irish National Contact Point of the European Migration Network together with the UNHCR Ireland, will hold a half-day conference on Thursday, 27 November 2014 Read the full Story


Latest Population and Migration Estimates show number of non-Irish coming to Ireland increased while number of Irish emigrating has decreased

Emigration is estimated to have fallen by 8% to 81,9010 in the year to April 2014. The number of immigrants coming to Ireland has increased year-on-year from 55,900 to 60,600. Read the full Story


Quarterly National Household Survey release shows increase in number of non-Irish nationals in employment

282,500 non-Irish nationals were in employment in the second quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 6,400 (2.3%) in the period quarter 2, 2013 to quarter 2, 2014 Read the full Story


New EMN Ireland Publication on Migrant Access to Social Security and Healthcare: Policies and Practice in Ireland

No evidence of systematic over-representation of migrants among social security recipients in Ireland Read the full Story


Eurostat figures show that the number of asylum applicants in EU28 increased by 29% in the first quarter of 2014

Asylum applications in the EU28 increase to 108,300 for Q1 2014 compared to 87,575 for the Q1 2013 Read the full Story


Launch of joint visa initiative between Ireland and the United Kingdom

Minister for Justice and Equality announced the launch of the ‘British Irish Visa Scheme’ Read the full Story


Future development of EU Home Affairs Policies (Post Stockholm Programme)

The European Commission recently presented its strategic vision "An open and secure Europe: making it happen" on the future orientation of different policy areas of DG Home Affairs, post-Stockholm Programme. Read the full Story


European Commission Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum 2013

The Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum and accompanying Commission Staff Working Document highlight developments at both EU and national levels Read the full Story


New EMN Ireland Publication on Identifying Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings in Asylum and Forced Return Procedures: Ireland

This new report provides an analysis of measures to identify victims of trafficking in human beings in asylum and forced return procedures in Ireland Read the full Story


New employment permits bill published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment

The Department stated that the Bill intends to reform and update Ireland's employment permits system as part of a plan to attract ICT workers to Ireland Read the full Story


Subsidiary Protection Applications to be prioritised

The Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner has announced that applications for Subsidiary Protection are to be prioritised under two processing streams, to run concurrently. Read the full Story


CSO figures show less than one quarter of non-Irish nationals assigned PPSNs in 2007, were working during 2012

Recent CSO analysis shows that of the 188,775 non-Irish nationals aged 15 and over who were assigned personal public service numbers (PPSNs) in 2007, only 45,502 (24.1%) had employment activity at any time during 2012 Read the full Story


High-level European Commission Conference on the future direction of EU Migration Policy

In January 2014, Directorate General Home Affairs held a high-level conference Open and safe Europe - what's next? Read the full Story


New EMN Ireland Publication on the Organisation of Reception Facilities for Asylum Seekers in Ireland

This new report provides an overview of the reception system for asylum applicants in Ireland. Read the full Story


New policy document on Non-EEA Family Reunification

The Department of Justice and Equality has published a new policy document on family reunification Read the full Story


Immigration in Ireland in 2013

The Department of Justice and Equality has published provisional figures on immigration-related processing activity in Ireland during 2013 Read the full Story


EMN Ireland Conference: Challenges and Responses to Identifying Victims of Trafficking

EMN Ireland Conference on Challenges and Responses to Identifying Victims of Trafficking, November 2013 Read the full Story


Conference presentations from EMN Ireland's conference on 'Labour Market, the Crisis and Migration', Nov 2010

Presentations from EMN Ireland's research conference entitled 'Labour Market, the Crisis and Migration' Read the full Story

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