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Migration, Integration and Demography

Research examines the major forces that shape the population, including fertility, mortality and migration. A key research theme is the integration of migrants and their children. Work in this area incorporates research conducted by EMN Ireland, the national contact point for the European Migration Network. Their research provides objective, up-to-date and comparable statistics on migration and asylum.

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Generally favourable conditions for naturalisation in Ireland but processing challenges exist

New ESRI/European Migration Network research finds that Ireland has more favourable conditions for acquiring citizenship by naturalisation than many EU Member States. However, processing delays and lack of clarity on some eligibility conditions have been highlighted by NGOs and in parliamentary debate.

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Migrant groups have higher levels of education, but some experience higher unemployment than people born in Ireland

Many migrant groups have higher educational attainment but higher unemployment levels, according to a new ESRI study

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Integration and equality research programme

Download research which aims to create, improve and enhance knowledge on migrant integration and equality, with funding by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration.

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European Migration Network, Ireland

Download research on topics including: international protection, family migration, unaccompanied minors, labour migration and irregular migration.

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Integration and attitudes towards immigrants

A number of publications examine how immigrants are perceived by people in the host country.