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MRCI welcomes “long-awaited, life-changing” scheme and calls for “clarity, flexibility and common sense” from decision makers (15 October 2018)

Responding to today’s announcement of a new scheme to regularise undocumented people who came to Ireland as students between 2005 and 2010, MRCI Deputy Director Helen Lowry stated, “We welcome the announcement of this long-awaited scheme – it will be
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MRCI responds to Government review of labour migration policy, 28.09.2018

Today Minister Heather Humphreys published a Review of Ireland’s Economic Migration Policy. MRCI (Migrant Rights Centre Ireland) Director Edel McGinley said, “This is a timely review, given Ireland’s economic growth and burgeoning labour shortages, and a welcome recognition of labour
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MRCI welcomes new scheme for undocumented students and families in Ireland (05.09.2018)

Yesterday (Tuesday 4th September) the Cabinet agreed to introduce a new scheme to regularise former international students who are now undocumented in Ireland. Workers and families across the country will be able to apply for permission to remain in the
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New Irish migration figures point to urgent need for reform of labour migration system

CSO has released stats on population and migration, revealing that some 90,300 people moved to Ireland last year – 28,400 Irish nationals, 31,000 people from the EU, and 30,900 people from outside the EU. Non-EU migrants still have to navigate
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Supreme Court Luximon/Balchand rulings welcomed by MRCI (24.04.2018)

“A person is more than the visa they hold,” says rights group. MRCI Legal Officer Jane O’Connell said, “The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland welcomes today’s judgment, which confirms that the State must consider the right to private and family life
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