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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).

Recent Publications

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.

Pathways to citizenship through naturalisation in Ireland

Ireland has more favourable conditions for acquiring citizenship by naturalisation than many EU MS but processing challenges exist.

Migratory pathways to Ireland for start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs

Ireland was one of the first in the EU to target migrant entrepreneurs, but the number of applicants is low.

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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.

View presentations and recording of proceedings.

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.

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

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.