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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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Responses to irregularly staying migrants in Ireland

This study examines policy responses and challenges to irregularly staying migrants in Ireland.

Detection, identification and protection of third-country national victims of human trafficking in Ireland

An overview of the policies and procedures in Ireland to detect, identify and protect victims of human trafficking.

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. 

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

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

EMN Glossary Term

National referral mechanism: mechanism aimed at identifying, protecting and assisting victims of trafficking in human beings, through referral, and involving relevant public authorities and civil society.

As Gaeilge: meicníocht náisiúnta atreorúcháin


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