EMN Country Factsheet: Ireland 2014

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The EMN Country Factsheet provides a factual overview of the main policy developments in migration and international protection in Ireland during 2014, including latest statistics.

Some key developments for 2014 include:

  • Ireland signed into law the EU (Dublin System) Regulations 2014
  • The Syrian Humanitarian Admissions Programme was introduced
  • A working group to examine improvements to the international protection process and system of direct provision was announced
  • 90 Syrian refugees and 7 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo were resettled
  • The Employment Permits (Amendment) Act 2014 was introduced providing for nine different categories of employment permits for migrant workers
  • An ICT Skills Action Plan 2014-2018 was released
  • New policy guidelines regarding family reunification applications were introduced
  • There was 6% increase in the number of entry visa applications year-on-year
  • A British-Irish Visa Scheme was launched
  • Civilianise of immigration functions at air borders were introduced
Author(s):European Migration Network
Publisher:Directorate General Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Publication Date:25 Sep 2015
Reference Period:01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
Geographic Focus:Ireland
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