Fine Gael Senator calls for day to honour immigrants to Ireland

Neale Richmond says immigrants will soon account for one-fifth of those living in State

 Baltic Day celebrations in Temple Bar: Ireland has one of the highest percentages of foreign-born nationals in the EU, at 810,000 people or some 17.3 per cent of all residents. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Baltic Day celebrations in Temple Bar: Ireland has one of the highest percentages of foreign-born nationals in the EU, at 810,000 people or some 17.3 per cent of all residents. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland should have a national day to celebrate the State’s immigrant communities, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has said.

The 2016 census found that Ireland has one of the highest percentages of foreign-born nationals in the EU, at 810,000 people or some 17.3 per cent of all residents. The largest immigrant communities are from Poland, Britain and Lithuania, it found.

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