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Immigration And Emigration Both Increase

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

06:54 29 Nov 2023

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Ireland has seen a significant increase in immigration, up almost a third on last year.

An ESRI review of migration and asylum shows the end of Covid travel restrictions were a factor.

141,600 people arrived here in the period leading up to April this year which represents a 31 percent increase on the same period last year.

A 'European Migration Network' review shows many forms of migration have been recovering quickly from COVID-19 travel restrictions and the war in Ukraine has also had a significant impact on the number of people travelling here.

However, emigration also increased, with 64,000 individuals leaving Ireland, marking a 14 percent increase for the same period.


It comes as there are growing concerns that accommodation for asylum seekers may run out within days.

It's understood Gardaí are being resourced to provide protection for refugees who may be forced to sleep on the streets.

Tánaiste Micheál Martin has expressed concern about the ‘real possibility’ of supply running out by next week;

"We are very conscious of pressure on accommodation and the Minister for Children has advised that he is looking at measures to make sure we don't get to that situation next week. But there are challenges."

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