Understanding Asylum and Migration in Ireland: The Common Terms

Migration terms

International Protection

Work-related migration

Family Migration and Integration

Return / Exit

Irregular migration


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Disclaimer: The definitions of the terms on this page are derived from the EMN Asylum and Migration Glossary 6.0 and from other sources. Some of the definitions are in a global context, some in the EU context and some in a specific Irish context. These definitions are not legal interpretations of the terms.

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