Category: Migration

People have moved from their home countries for centuries, for all sorts of reasons. Some are drawn to new places by ʻpull ʻ factors, others find it difficult to remain where they are and migrate because of ʻpushʼ factors. These have contributed to the recent inward movement of people to

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Migration Terminology Q Who is an immigrant?AThis term has been applied to all people coming into the country to work, but it is now often applied to people who intend to settle and integrate here, as opposed to being a more temporary ‘migrant worker’. It is important not to view

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Although we have always been more aware of people leaving, there have always been incomers to Ireland; Anglo-Normans came in the twelfth century, Scots and English in the seventeenth. European Huguenots and Palatines arrived in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Wealthy Jewish people from Germany and Jewish refugees from the

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There are many arguments about the advantages and disadvantages of migration and how it has affected us locally. Positive Impacts on host countries • Job vacancies and skills gaps can be filled. • Economic growth can be sustained. • Services to an ageing population can be maintained when there are

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Moving countries brings challenges. Migration deprives people of community until they build social links and find their place in their new surroundings. Migrant workers with secure jobs, steady incomes, and good command of English find it much easier to feel comfortable in local communities. They find it even easier if

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