Population: 4 749 777
NFP: Department of Foreign affairs and trade
Involvement: Since 2006

The main migration policy instruments in Ireland:

Non-exhaustive list of key policy documents in the area of migration:

The main ministries in charge of migration affairs in Ireland:  

  • Department of Justice and Equality: Together with its subordinate authorities it is the main body dealing with migration affairs, including immigration; border management; social integration; the reception of asylum seekers and the asylum procedure; return and readmission.
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: visa and consular services; development policy; relations with third countries; diaspora relations.
  • Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation: labour migration policy and labour migration permit schemes.



Last update: December 2018