Type: Technical Report
New knowledge about Ireland
Technical Report, ACCEPT-PLURALISM, 2013/05, 5. New Knowledge Highlights
HONOHAN, Iseult, ROUGIER, Nathalie, New knowledge about Ireland, ACCEPT-PLURALISM, 2013/05, 5. New Knowledge Highlights - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/26117
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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
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/26117
External link: http://www.accept-pluralism.eu
Series/Number: ACCEPT-PLURALISM; 2013/05; 5. New Knowledge Highlights
Grant number: FP7/243837
Sponsorship and Funder information:
The ACCEPT PLURALISM project (2010-2013) is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities. (Call FP7-SSH-2009-A, Grant Agreement no: 243837). Coordinator: Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute.