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EMN Ireland

EMN Ireland is the Irish National Contact Point of the European Migration Network and is part of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

Recent publications

Illegal EmploymentIllegal employment of non-EU nationals in Ireland

Study on illegal employment concerning both regularly and irregularly staying non-EU nationals in Ireland

Returning Rejected Asylum Seekers

Returning Rejected Asylum Seekers: Practices and Challenges in Ireland

Examines the process for returning unsuccessful applicants to their home countries

Family ReunificationFamily Reunification of non-EU nationals in Ireland

Examines developments in family reunification policy both in the context of refugees and non-refugees

2016 Resettlement study

Resettlement of Refugees and Private Sponsorship in Ireland

Investigates resettlement and private sponsorship programmes operational in Ireland between 2011 and 2016

Resources & Activities


Conference registration now open: Migrant family reunification: policy and practice, Dublin, 27 November 2017 


Read summary of International Protection Act 2015. View EU migration and asylum legislation: Ireland’s participation.

Case Law

Supreme Court ruling on ban on asylum seekers looking for work: N.H.V v Minister for Justice & Equality and ors

Useful Statistics

See 2017 Population and Migration Estimates

Asylum and Migration Glossary 3.0

Asylum and Migration Glossary 3.0

Download Glossary or search the on-line EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary for comparable terms and definitions relating to asylum and migration.