Several young male migrants speak about their experiences of living in Ireland in a new video released by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
It follows the ICI conducting a study which looked at the experiences of 40 men between the ages of 16 and 28 who were born outside of Europe and now live in Ireland.
Those interviewed identified discrimination at school, in sport, at work and by public authorities as the main challenges they face.
Read the full ICI report here
Meanwhile, separately… in yesterday’s Sunday Times, Gabrielle Monaghan reported:
“Ireland now has the most educated immigrants in the EU, following a wave of migration from Eastern Europe during the boom, a new report has indicated.”
“Some 48% of the so-called “new Irish” have a third-level qualification, compared to 35% of their native counterparts. This gives Ireland the largest share of educated foreigners in the EU, and the third-highest among the 34 western nations in the OECD, after Israel and Canada. Most of Ireland’s immigrants, 71%, received their education abroad.”
“The findings are contained in a joint report by the OECD and the European Commission aimed at overturning policymakers’ preconceptions about immigrants. Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling In showed that just 20% of new arrivals have a low level of education.”