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New report identifies negative experiences of vulnerable Irish emigrants


  Vulnerable Irish emigrants returning to this country are experiencing poverty, homelessness, isolation, mental and physical health needs, according to a new report launched today. The findings are contained in ‘Coming Home In Crisis‘ a report from Crosscare Migrant Project exploring the experiences of Irish emigrants returning to Ireland in crisis. Crosscare Migrant Project recorded… Read more »


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 »


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 »


Wellbeing and returning to Ireland


  You care about yourself. But caring about is not the same as taking care of. The former is what you say, the latter is what you do. Moving to another country is the time to double-down on all the good things you should be doing anyway to take care of YOU! Consider the various aspects of… Read more »


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