Posts Categorized: Current Policy & Research

Emigration experiences of Irish emigrants of minority ethnic backgrounds

Our latest research explores the emigration experiences of Irish emigrants of minority ethnic backgrounds – including Irish Travellers, Black Irish, Asian Irish, Irish people of mixed ethnicity, and other minority ethnic groups. Based on a survey of Irish emigrants of minority ethnic backgrounds, it is to our knowledge the first study to offer insights into… Read more »

Opening statement to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence on barriers facing returning Irish emigrants

Opening statement to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence: Barriers facing Irish citizens returning to live in Ireland – Tuesday 26 April 2022.   ‘Good afternoon and thank you for inviting us to speak about the barriers and issues facing Irish emigrants returning home. Crosscare Migrant Project is funded by the Emigrant Support… Read more »

Coming Home In Crisis – Experiences of Irish emigrants returning in crisis situations

Coming Home in Crisis

  Irish emigrants return to Ireland in many different circumstances, including in crisis. ‘Coming Home In Crisis‘ explores the lived experiences of people who have returned home in need of support. It draws on interviews with returnees and Emigrant Support Programme funded organisations worldwide, as well as our own case-work in this area. The report… Read more »

Submission on New Diaspora Policy

Crosscare Migrant Project Submission for New Diaspora Policy - July 2019

  The Irish Diaspora is made up of over 70 million people around the globe. As part of Ireland’s commitment to this Global Irish community, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD, is undertaking a public consultation process to inform Ireland’s new Diaspora Policy. Following our attendance at the Dublin… Read more »

Brexit survey April 2019

  We asked Irish people who are planning to emigrate from Ireland to the UK or from the UK to Ireland or elsewhere to complete a brief survey to give us some indication of the impact of Brexit on Irish migration currently. This report presents findings in brief and will inform our current and future… Read more »

Brief on returning Irish emigrants

We speak to Irish policy makers about your concerns. Here we outline suggestions relating to access to benefits, education for children of Irish emigrants, Immigration for non-Irish family members, and housing. Download the Brief on Returning Irish Emigrants

What 400 returned emigrants want you to know


  We asked 400 Irish emigrants about their experiences of returning to Ireland between 2014 and 2017. Most said that their main reason for returning home was a desire to be closer to family, yet several expressed surprise at the unexpected emotional cost of returning to Ireland. Featuring key advice for others considering a move… Read more »

Barriers for returning Irish emigrants


Barriers facing returning emigrants can be overcome. We made these suggestions to the Interdepartmental Committee convened by Minister for the Diaspora, Joe McHugh TD Download Now

What Irish emigrants think about emigration


Emigrants like you told us about their views on emigration. With the help of the GAA, we learned about Irish emigrants’ experiences of living abroad and how they felt about the prospect of moving home. Download Now