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Migrants and the Irish Economy

October 15, 2012

Immigration should be viewed as an opportunity to be embraced rather than a cost to be minimised, according to this report from economist Jim Power and the Integration Centre, an Atlantic grantee. The non-Irish population in Ireland is highly skilled with qualification levels exceeding that of the foreign population in other EU countries. The overall majority have a professional or trade qualification and the variety of language skills they hold is invaluable. In short, the immigrant population has been and remains a key asset to the Irish economy. The report includes a number of recommendations to enable migrants to continue to make valuable contributions to Ireland's economic recovery, and provides a useful guide for the better integration of immigrants in Ireland.

Separated Children in Ireland - Needs Assessment Report

September 30, 2010

The main aim of this research was to asses and better understand the level of need afforded to separated children and aged out minors in Ireland. This research looks at three key areas:AccommodationEducationAccess to basic needsHowever, through the research process (talking to both professionals in the area and the young people themselves) It was discovered that the main need for this group of young people was:Access to education.

Report to The One Foundation on Barriers to Advocacy on Children's Rights, Immigrant Rights and Mental Health

January 1, 2010

This report evaluates options to pursue breakthrough advocacy, and what return they might achieve. However with advocacy, which mandates rigorous differentiation among options, including what balance of risk and reward One Foundation wants in the portfolio, rapid decision-making during Q4 2009 and early 2010, and the adoption of appropriate forms of performance management for advocacy. Altogether, One Foundation will need to focus on advocacy in far greater detail than it has done to date. The content of this report and its appendices is intended to provide evidence, analysis and recommendations to support this process.

Analysis of the New Communities Sector in Ireland

June 1, 2008

This report was prepared for the One Foundation to present a snapshot of the 'New Communities' Sector in Ireland at the current time. For the purposes of this report, 'New Communities' refers to all those non-Irish people who have come to live in Ireland in recent years, for economic, educational, or protection reasons. The information was gathered for the report through a combination of consultation interviews and desk research. One of the biggest challenges of the research was obtaining sufficient data and statistics to give a complete and accurate picture of the numbers, locations, socio-economic status, and activities of the New Communities and this remains an ongoing challenge for the sector.

Integrating Ireland - Minority Kids Funds 'Enabling Minority Kids Access Mainstream Activities

January 1, 2008

In this evaluation report Integrating Ireland identified six local non profit organisations that were active locally and in the vicinity of Hostels that had been identified by the One Foundation process, in addition to one direct provision centre that were selected for funding. The funding covered the participation of minority children only in mainstream activities, (children included all between and inclusive of the ages of 5 to 18 years), was to be used only for programme costs, in other words could not be used to fund any core costs of the organisations involved. Due to surplus unallocated funding, Integrating Ireland facilitated a summer sports activities programme itself.

Missing: Research Into Separated Children Gone Missing From State Care

September 1, 2007

The report finds that there is a huge variety of outcomes for Separated Children who go missing from state care. In any one year a high percentage of the children who go missing from their accommodation. From the information passed to the researchers from informants in the NGO sector, migrant communities, community sector, researchers and research bodies, the Gardaí, the HSE and the European migrant sectors, and from the information gathered by examining the case histories of missing children and missing children who returned to their accommodation or were located by authorities in Ireland or Europe the report asserts that the following are the main outcomes for the missing: * Go into working in the black economy * Suffer labour exploitation in the black economy * Are forced into the sex industry * Are brought into potentially sexual relationships normally with older males * Are forced into domestic slavery * Are trafficked or smuggled to the UK, Europe or further away * Establish themselves in positive situations elsewhere in the world

Forecast Public Expenditure on Disadvantaged Children

January 2, 2004

The National Children's Strategy presents 'an opportunity to enhance the status and further improve the quality of life of Ireland's children' (The National Children's Strategy -- Our Children -- Their Lives page 6). This brief report sets out our findings and conclusions in relation to the four following research questions: 1 what are the key areas indicated under the National Children's Strategy?2 does the strategy forecast the planned level of spend in relevant to these areas? If so, what is the planned level of spend and what period does it cover?3 if the NCS does not forecast planned spend is it possible to identify planned spend from Departmental Expenditure forecasts, the Budget Forecasts, the National Development Plan and other relevant publications (e.g. NAPS, RAPID, etc.)?4. is it possible to forecast planned Government expenditure in the area with accuracy from existing reports?