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.
26 Feb 2021
White Paper to End Direct Provision and Establish a New International Protection Support Service published
25 Feb 2021
Department of Justice Plan 2021 and Statement of Strategy published
10 Feb 2021
New migration and asylum measures introduced in response to COVID-19: 2021
02 Feb 2021
CJEU Ruling: Asylum applicants subject to Dublin transfer decisions should not be excluded from access to the labour market
28 Jan 2021
Reduced waiting period for international protection applicants to access work announced
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
Naturalisation: Any mode of acquisition after birth of a nationality not previously held by the target person that requires an application by this person or their legal agent as well as an act of granting nationality by a public authority.
View the online EMN Glossary which includes over 460 migration-related terms in Member State (+Norway) languages.