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.
16 Jun 2021
Lifting of temporary visa restrictions announced
16 Jun 2021
Changes to employment permits system announced
09 Jun 2021
Shorter residence requirement for naturalisation and longer period for voluntary return among changes planned in new Bill
20 May 2021
Family reunification added to priority list of visas currently being processed
18 May 2021
Agreement reached on new EU rules for highly skilled migrant workers under revised Blue Card Directive
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.