Policy & Research

Hearing about your issues informs our work. Through our research, we strive to identify policy gaps to help improve your situation.

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 »

Ní neart go cur le chéile – Irish emigrant community experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Irish emigrant community living abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic experienced an unpredictable and unprecedented dilemma that was unseen before. Ní neart go cur le chéile examines the impact of the pandemic on the Irish emigrant community in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and United States through the experience and perspectives of the Irish emigrant support… Read more »

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

  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 »

Coming Home in Crisis

Submission on New Diaspora Policy

  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 »

Crosscare Migrant Project Submission for New Diaspora Policy - July 2019

Returning to Ireland with non-EU family members

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.

Contact Danielle McLaughlin our Policy Officer for more information. Call +353 (0)1 873 2844 or email migrantproject@crosscare.ie

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Our work with Irish emigrants is funded by the Emigrant Support Programme of the Department of Foreign Affairs


This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020 and is supported by the Government of Ireland