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    A Small Country with a Huge Diaspora, Ireland Navigates Its New Status as an Immigration Hub.

    Gilmartin, Mary and Murphy, Cliodhna (2024) A Small Country with a Huge Diaspora, Ireland Navigates Its New Status as an Immigration Hub. Migration Information Source.

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    For the first time since 1851 (during the Great Famine), the Republic of Ireland’s population exceeded 5 million people in 2022, a tremendous growth from fewer than 4 million in 2002. This change is in part due to changing patterns of migration. More than 1.6 million people immigrated to Ireland over those 20 years, with net inward migration of around 520,000 people. Historically a country of mass emigration, Ireland has rapidly emerged as a new immigrant destination. It is home to significant numbers of immigrants from other EU Member States and beyond, as well as a growing population of immigrants’ children who are contributing to greater racial and ethnic diversity. While emigration of Irish citizens and foreign nationals alike continues, the issue of immigration has in recent years received more political, policy, and public attention.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Small Country; Huge Diaspora; Ireland; New Status; Immigration Hub;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 18664
    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Gilmartin
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2024 13:15
    Journal or Publication Title: Migration Information Source
    Publisher: MPI
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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