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Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Ireland country profile

Case/country studies

Written by Claire Kumar, David Donoghue

Image credit:Shop Street, Galway, Ireland Image license:Ruby Doan/Unsplash

This briefing presents an overview of the key features of migration and asylum policy in Ireland, recent trends in migration patterns, public perceptions and political narratives on refugees and other migrants:

Public attitudes to immigration in Ireland are among the most positive in Europe. Attitudes are underpinned by values that prize openness and welcome, and are influenced by Ireland’s own experience of large-scale emigration.

This briefing is part of a wider project, supported by the IKEA Foundation, that aims to engage public and private stakeholders interested in migration and displacement.

About the series

Through a series of activities, dialogues and innovative communication and outreach initiatives, Public and political narratives on refugees and other migrants: implications for action maps recent research and evidence on public attitudes toward refugees and other migrants.

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