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.