Jan 26, 2015

People Moving to Ireland - Some Figures from 2014

Students from outside the EU:
Ireland continues to attract non-EEA students to study at degree level and also for English language training. For the period January to end November 2014 almost 49,500 people  were given permission to be in Ireland  as students. This compares with 45,800 for the same period in 2013.

All non-EEA nationals remaining in Ireland for longer than 90 days are required to register with An Garda Síochána. (Police Force)  The provisional 2014 year end estimates of non-EEA nationals with permission to remain in the State is approximately 95,000, compared to 107,000 at the end of 2013.

The current top 6 registered nationalities which account for over 50% of all persons registered are :

Brazil (12%)
India (11%)
China (9%)
USA (7%),
Nigeria (6%)
 Philippines (5%).

The majority of persons with permission to remain in the State are here for work or study purposes. · Overall in 2014, approximately 172,000 new applications (i.e. visa, residence, protection and citizenship) were received by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS); decisions were issued in almost 179,000 cases -

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