Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton:  ‘This gives us a better understanding of who is more likely to face barriers to integration.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many migrant groups have a higher education level, but a lower employment level than Irish-born citizens, new research by the State’s economic think t(...)

Black non-Irish people are five times more likely to experience discrimination when seeking work, the research found. Photograph: iStock

Black Irish citizens are twice as likely to experience discrimination in seeking employment as white Irish residents and black non-Irish people are fi(...)

Frances McGinnity, lead author of the ESRI report: “Immigrants from Europe and North America are performing very well in the Irish labour market. However, more concerning findings emerge for other groups, including African nationals.”  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Most immigrants in recent years are doing better in terms of jobs and education than locals, although people from Africa appear significantly disadvan(...)

The IHREC’s chief commissioner, Emily Logan. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Almost half of Irish adults believe “some cultures are superior to others” while almost 20 per cent believe “some races/ethnic groups are born less in(...)

A 2016 study from Germany shows teachers expected lower performances from their Turkish students in German and maths. Photograph: iStock

Many migrant children are falling behind on reading performance compared to their classmates, according to evidence to be presented at a conference at(...)

The number of naturalisation certificates issued in 2015 was 13,500. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 was almost half that of the peak three years earlier, according to new research by the Economic(...)

The ESRI’s study posits the notion that in 2004 Ireland was relatively new to immigration but by 2010 employers would have been more used to hiring foreign workers.

Reported discrimination against foreign nationals seeking work in Ireland fell during the recession, new research has found.On the surface, the find(...)

Fingal County Councillor Edmond Lukusa, Dr Frances McGinnity of the ESRI, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Killian Forde of the Integration Centre at the publication of the Monitoring Report on Integration today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she will move swiftly to create a single asylum application procedure so as to speed up the process a(...)

There is concern at data showing most people caring for young children have no childcare qualifications.  Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire.

Concern has been expressed following the publication of data showing most people caring for young children have no childcare qualifications.A report b(...)

Mohammad Abu Alkhouu and his mother, Rajae Moawi (holding camera), at last month’s citizenship ceremony in Convention Centre Dublin, in which Irish citizenship was conferred upon 2,700 people. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish attitudes to immigration have worsened since the recession, with almost 20 per cent of people saying they are against any immigrants from differ(...)