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20 Jan 2023

New EMN Inform: Organising flexible housing in the context of international protection

  Between 2017 and 2021, many EMN Member and Observer Countries experienced a high degree of volatility in the number of applicants for international protection, which in some countries led to tensions in the reception systems. This inform aims to gather information that can help policymakers better organise their reception systems in a flexible manner, whilst anticipating further changing inflows … Read More

19 Jan 2023

New ESRI research finds significant ‘migrant wage gap’

  In new research published today, the ESRI finds that non-Irish nationals as a whole earned 22 per cent less per hour than Irish nationals. East European workers earned, on average, 40 per cent less than Irish workers in the period 2011-2018. For non-Irish workers overall, this wage gap shrunk over time: from 25.5 per cent in 2011–2013, just after … Read More

13 Jan 2023

2022 Employment permits statistics published

  On 4 January 2023, The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Development published the employment permit statistics for 2022. In total, there were 39,955 permits issued, 3,478 refused, and 1,705 withdrawn. There was an increase of over double the number of permits issued with proportionate increases in permits refused and withdrawn as compared to 2021.    Below are further highlights … Read More

10 Jan 2023

Immigration processing snapshot published

  On 5 January 2022, the Department of Justice released the Mid-Year Review Immigration Service Delivery Statistics for January to June 2022. The statistics covering July to December 2022 are expected in early 2023. The figures included relate to the processing of applications for residency, citizenship, international protection, as well as data on repatriation. Below are some highlights from the … Read More