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 »
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 »
The proposed ‘Total Contributions’ approach to the Irish pension system means that Irish emigrants might be at risk in future of not being able to get a full contributory State pension. Read our submission to the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection
With more Irish emigrants returning to Ireland, we’re seeing an increase in the number of people refused a social welfare payment due to the Habitual Residence Condition. Our new report ‘A hundred thousand welcomes?‘ explores why this is a problem for returned Irish emigrants and makes recommendations.
Many people have told us that they are experiencing difficulties with returning to Ireland with their non-EU family members. We’ve taken this to the Department of Justice with proposals on how to improve the process for returning Irish emigrants. Download the report here.
It can be hard to get permission for family of Irish citizens to live in Ireland if they aren’t from Europe. For others returning in crisis, access to social welfare and homeless supports isn’t always easy. Read our recommendations to Government on how to address these issues.