Policy & Research

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

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.


Removing barriers for returning Irish emigrants


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.


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


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

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