Migration in Ireland continues to be affected by the country's severe economic crisis. Between 2007 and 2011, net migration fell from +1.6% to ‐0.8% of total population. Three years after Irish employment levels
peaked in the third quarter of 2007, the country had lost almost 290 000 jobs, a decline of 14%, and the unemployment rate exceeded 14%. Migrant inflows to Ireland decreased sharply from 110 000 in the year prior to April 2007
(FY 2007) to 31 000 in FY 2010. A slight increase in immigration was observed in FY 2011, when 42 000 inflows were recorded.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: June 1, 2012
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