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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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New ESRI research finds a significant 'migrant wage gap', with East Europeans particularly affected, earning 40% less per hour than Irish counterparts

New ESRI research funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth finds that while 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

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Key drivers behind increase in international protection applications identified in new ESRI research

New research from the ESRI identifies key reasons for the marked increase in applications in Ireland in 2022 and finds that it is likely a confluence of several factors, including post-COVID-19 catch-up migration, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and conditions and conflict in countries of origin.

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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.