EMN Country Factsheet: Ireland 2013

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This EMN Country Factsheet provides a factual overview of the main policy developments in migration and international protection in Ireland during 2013, including latest statistics.

Some key developments for 2013 include:

  • Changes were introduced to the employment permits regime in order to facilitate access for highly qualified workers
  • Ireland did not restrict access to Ireland’s labour market for nationals of Croatia
  • A comprehensive family reunification policy document was published
  • Thailand was added to the list of applicable countries under the Visa Waiver Scheme
  • Ireland opted-in to eleven EU readmission agreements
  • Automated border control gates (e-gates) were introduced at Terminal One of Dublin airport
Author(s):European Migration Network
Publisher:Directorate General Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Publication Date:25 Sep 2014
Reference Period:01 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013
Geographic Focus:Ireland
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