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International Migration in Ireland, 2016


  • Philip J. O'Connell

    (UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy)


This working paper is the Irish report to the OECD Expert Group on Migration. As such, the focus of the report is largely shaped by the reporting requirements for the preparation of the annual OECD International Migration Outlook. The purpose of the paper is to outline major developments and trends in migration and integration data and policy. The principal reference year is 2015, although information relating to early-2016 is included where available and relevant. The Executive Summary provides an overview of the main findings of the report. Section 2 discusses the main developments in migration and integration policy in Ireland in 2015, including topics related to migration in the public debate. Section 3 discusses the statistics on inward and outward migration movements. Section 4 examines trends in the population. Migration and the labour market are discussed in Section 5. Section 6 describes developmetns in relation to forced and voluntary return.

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  • Philip J. O'Connell, 2017. "International Migration in Ireland, 2016," Working Papers 201707, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucd:wpaper:201707

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