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

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Immigration detention and alternatives to detention in international protection and returns procedures in Ireland 

Detention and alternatives to detention can be used for immigration-related purposes in Ireland. 

Data management in the international protection procedure in Ireland

This study maps how data are collected during the international protection procedure in Ireland.

Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2019: Ireland

The Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2019: Ireland provides an overview of trends, policy developments and significant debates in the area of migration and international protection during 2019 in Ireland.

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View overview chart of single application process under International Protection Act 2015. New summaries of relevant legislation added.

EMN Glossary Term

Trafficking in Human Beings: The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or reception of persons, including the exchange or transfer of control over those persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.


View the online EMN Glossary which includes over 500 migration-related terms in Member State (+Norway) languages.

For more information about the EMN Glossary, view the one-pager here

Case Law
See summaries of recent case law, such as Damache v Minister for Justice and Jones v Minister for Justice.

Ad Hoc Queries
Read comparative summaries of EMN ad hoc queries on asylum and migration matters of relevance to policy development in Member States.