This report was formerly titled “Return Migration from Ireland”.
This study presents available information on return migration from Ireland. A range of return types are discussed. Forced returns include deportations, removals and Dublin II transfers of non-EU nationals. The report also includes information on returns of non-EU nationals that are administratively “assisted” by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, assisted voluntary returns of potentially destitute EU nationals by the Reception and Integration Agency and assisted voluntary returns of non-EU nationals organised by the International Organization for Migration. Available information is presented on the legal basis of each type of return immigration, the associated costs and the demographic characteristics of returners.