Reports and Bills
LGBTI+ people living in International Protection Accommodation Services (IPAS)
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth commissioned this report to develop recommendations in order to improve the support of international protection applicants who are members of the LGBTI+ community. The Department commissioned LGBT Ireland to undertake this report. The project was managed by Collette O'Regan and Mariem Ben Chattouh of LGBT Ireland and the research team consists of Dr Chris Noone, Dr Noemi Magugliani and Rory Sugrue. Click here to read the full report.
Monitoring report on integration 2022
Integration not only allows migrants to contribute to the economic, social, cultural and political life of their host country, but it is also important for social cohesion and inclusive growth. Keeping an ongoing record of differences in outcomes between the foreign-born and Irish-born population in these domains provides both policymakers and the general public with important information to assess integration outcomes and to respond to policy challenges.
The 2022 Monitoring Report on Integration is the eighth in a series of published Monitoring Reports since 2011. Previous reports examined outcomes for Irish nationals and foreign nationals; in view of the increasing acquisition of Irish citizenship among migrants, this report distinguishes migrants based on their place of birth (Ireland or abroad). Click here to read the full report.
Comparing migrant integration in Ireland and Northern Ireland
This report examines migrant integration in Ireland and Northern Ireland, using information from national and international surveys as well as a consultation event with migrants, their representative groups and other key stakeholders. Click here to read the full report.
Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill
Ireland does not currently have any specific legislation to deal with hate crime. The Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989 deals with hate-based offences, but prosecutions have been few and far between. As a result, the Department of Justice announced the Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill in April 2021. The General Scheme can be read here.
The White Paper on ending direct provision:
In 2021 the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth published a White Paper to End Direct Provision and to Establish a New International Protection Support Service. The White Paper sets out an important policy change and indicates the government’s commitment to end Direct Provision by 2024. The full report can be found here.
Undocumented Migrant Scheme
The government announced a new scheme to regularise the status of people living in Ireland who do not have current immigration status. Further information can be found here.