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.
Hearts and minds: how Europeans think and feel about immigration
Explore our data visualisation: Hearts and minds: how Europeans think and feel about immigration which builds on this ongoing research, supported by the IKEA Foundation, analysing public and political narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants in Europe.
This podcast dissects attitudes and approaches to immigration across Europe, highlighting how political narratives are often at odds with public opinion.