Agency Brief

Irish Centre for Migration Studies



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A.     Where is home base (city/state/country)? Cork, Ireland

B.     What is key constituency or audience?   The Irish community and  Irish in diaspora.

C.     What are the agency’s main activities? The agencies main activity is conducting research and the application of that research to influence public policy.

D.     Mission statement? Key goals? The agency’s goal is to study “…the implications of the growing rate of immigration into Ireland for Irish identity, culture and society; and the policy implications of these various developments.” from the group’s website.   

E.      What are key im/migration issues of concern to this agency? The effects of emigration and immigration on Ireland.

F.      What is the most common basis for statements issued, agency’s research, press releases, etc.? Agency’s Research

G.     Is the agency noticeably pro or con immigration? No

H.     Any publications? (what types, titles) The Irish Centre for Migration Studies publishes much of its research online.

I.        Names of key spokespersons/officers. The director is Piaras Mac Einri.

J.       Give at least one citation of this group in a news report. (use a citation index to research this) “If you look at the responses of local authorities around the country, the attitude appears to be that it’s not our problem, it’s Dublin’s problem,” says Mr. Mac Einri “What I would like to see is a much more proactive role at local level, both the official level and the community–based local level.” from The Irish Times September 20, 2002

K.    Other issues of interest?

L.      Web site? Give URL.


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