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Drop in return migration of Irish citizens


  According to CSO Population and Migration Estimates released today, the number of Irish emigrants returning to Ireland has dropped to 26,900, down from 28,400 last year. Whilst overall the number of people leaving the country has fallen to 54,900 (the lowest it has been since 2008), more Irish citizens emigrated from Ireland (29,000) than… Read more »


New Pre-Clearance Process for De Facto Partners


  On Monday 19th August 2019 Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, announced a new pre-clearance process for Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens. Under the new process, Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens will be allowed to apply for their permission to reside Ireland before they enter the country. Having lobbied… Read more »


High court ruling on Irish citizenship


A recent High Court ruling could have a massive impact on anyone who has applied or intends to apply for Irish Citizenship by naturalisation. The Immigrant Council of Ireland have this useful overview of the ruling we would recommend reading. Requiring an applicant to have been physically present in Ireland for a full year before… Read more »

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Brexit updates for Irish returning from Britain


  A Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom concerning the Common Travel Area (CTA) was signed on May 8th 2019 reaffirming both Governments commitment to maintaining reciprocal rights and privileges under the CTA. We welcome this development, having previously raised our concerns about the situation for… Read more »


Information session for non-profits in London


  With the numbers of Irish people returning from abroad increasing, we believe it is important to work together to ensure Irish emigrants are offered a continuum of support as they make their way back to Ireland from around the world, including from the United Kingdom. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Safe Home Ireland,… Read more »


New Internship Opportunity


  We are looking for interns for a 6-month placement to assist our Immigration Information & Advocacy team. Crosscare Migrant Project is an information, advocacy and referral organisation for migrants in vulnerable situations. We provide information to migrants to Ireland as well as Irish emigrants. We also work to effect positive change in migration-related policy.… Read more »


‘Do you speak English?’ – New report released by Crosscare


  A new report published by Crosscare Information and Advocacy Services, (including Crosscare Migrant Project, Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information, and Crosscare Refugee Service) reveals the difficulties experienced by non-English speakers in accessing social welfare supports. Titled Do You Speak English?, the report presents findings from a survey with non-English speakers that Crosscare works with… Read more »


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