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Ireland

Traditionally Ireland has been a country marked by a declining population and high rates of emigration. Within the last two decades this situation has reversed dramatically. Immigration has increased significantly in the context of rapid economic growth. At first, flows were driven by returning Irish emigrants, but from the early 2000s EU and non-EU nationals began to arrive in significant numbers for the first time, mainly to work but also to seek asylum.
Emma Quinn reflects the historic development of Ireland as a country of emigration and immigration and gives an overview on the different aspects of the current migration policy (version from 01/2010).

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