Increases In Both Immigration And Emigration Rates To And From Ireland
Ireland has seen a 31% increase on the number of immigrants arriving here.
141,600 people arrived here in the period leading up to April of this year, which represents a 31% increase on the same period last year.
The European Migration Network (EMN) says migration is being impacted by shortages in the labour market, as well as the end of Covid travel restrictions and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
More than 13,600 applications for international protection were made last year, which is a 415% increase on 2021.
The EMN says top three countries of origin among applicants were Georgia, Algeria and Somalia.
The report also shows emigration also increased, with 64,000 people leaving Ireland between April 2022 and April of this year, which is a 14% increase on the previous 12 months.