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Is there evidence of significant levels of segregation between migrant groups and the majority population?

Key Area:
Housing & Segregation
Racism, Discrimination
27/02/2012 - 17:36
Short Answer

To date there has been no significant evidence of segregation between migrant populations and the majority population.

Qualitative Info

Evidence and analysis from the Irish census of 2010 may provide a clearer picture of the dispersal or integration of migrant communities among the majority population. To date, this information is not available and initial evidence suggests that while there are areas that have a larger migrant population (Dublin the capital city for example, and certain particular areas of Dublin) there does not seem to be any suggestion that this concentration amounts to segregation.

However, the system of 'direct provision', where persons seeking asylum are housed separately in hostel accommodation, has been identifed by some NGO groups as a severe social issue and could be seen as a form of segregation. A report by FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) on the issue of direct provision can be read here: Read.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Housing
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