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.
Ireland has more favourable conditions for acquiring citizenship by naturalisation than many EU MS but processing challenges exist.
Ireland was one of the first in the EU to target migrant entrepreneurs, but the number of applicants is low.
19 Apr 2021
General Scheme of new hate crime legislation published
14 Apr 2021
Update on temporary system for granting citizenship during COVID-19
26 Mar 2021
Ireland records 67% decrease in first-time asylum applications in 2020
26 Mar 2021
Changes to requirements for children to acquire Irish citizenship planned
16 Mar 2021
Informal European Council meetings of Ministers of Home Affairs and Ministers of Foreign Affairs
Resources & Events
Supporting Integration: Access to Citizenship in Ireland and in the EU
This EMN Ireland/ESRI conference took place via Zoom on Tuesday 8th December 2020.
EMN Glossary Term
Racism: Ideas or theories of superiority of one race or group of persons of one colour or ethnic origin.
View the online EMN Glossary which includes over 460 migration-related terms in Member State (+Norway) languages.