New knowledge about Ireland
Title: New knowledge about Ireland
Series/Number: ACCEPT-PLURALISM; 2013/05; 5. New Knowledge Highlights
External link: http://www.accept-pluralism.eu
Ireland, an emigration state par excellence, was the last country in Western Europe to become an important destination for migrants. In the period from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s, Ireland transformed itself from one of the poorest EU countries with high levels of unemployment and emigration to a centre for high-tech industry and impressive growth rates. In the 1990s the country began receiving a significant number of immigrants for the first time in its history, and by 1996 immigration exceeded emigration. By the time of the 2011 Census, non-Irish nationals represented 12% (or 544,360) of the population and included 196 different nationalities.
Work Package 5: New Knowledge on Tolerance and Cultural Diversity in Europe
Grant number: FP7/243837
Type of Access: openAccess