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LIVING IN IRELAND: An Integration Website for Migrants living in Ireland


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1. Immigration & Integration

The Living in Ireland Booklet was last published in 2009, therefore some of the information contained in the booklet has since been updated. You should check the relevant sections on the website and the relevant Government Departments for up to date information.  

You can download a pdf of each chapter of Living in Ireland booklet 2009 below:

2. Refugee

Country Profile: Syria 

To support the integration of Syrians arriving under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP), Crosscare Refugee Service has produced a Syrian Country Profile. It contains information on Syria, its people and the Syrian way of life. This leaflet was designed for staff and volunteers working with Syrians. It aims to promote cultural awareness, enable communication and lead to better outcomes for these clients. 

You can download it here:

Country Profile: Syria_06.2017

Family Reunification

Crosscare Refugee Service has developed an information leaflet for people with refugee status or subsidiary protection who have family members joining them in Ireland under the family reunification programme. This leaflet is available in English, Arabic and Somali.

You can download it here: 

Family Reunification Leaflet_01.2017_English

Family Reunification Leaflet_01.2017_Arabic

Family Reunification Leaflet_01.2017_Somali 

3. Housing & Homelessness

This guide is a quick reference guide on ‘what to do’ and ‘where to go’ for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. 

It is aimed at professionals coming into contact with households at risk of or becoming homeless and those households themselves. 

The guide provides relevant information on and contact details of  direct  access supports and services in the Dublin area from one easy to use resource. It is designed to support appropriate and quick engagement with services that could help a person avoid homelessness or allow for easier navigation of services & supports in the early stages of homelessness.  

Download the guide here: Guide to Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness Services and Supports 2018.

4. Social Welfare

5. Health & Wellbeing

In partnership with Dublin North City GP Training and Cairde, and funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, we have developed a number of resources around migrants access to health.  


Migrant Health Care Module Handbook – training module for trainee GPs on the right to health for vulnerable migrants in Ireland - will be uploaded shortly 

How to access primary healthcare services and supports in IrelandInfographic poster for display in GP clinics, health care centres & migrant support services. 

Information leaflet for migrants accessing healthcare including what ‘Ordinarily Resident’ means and access to free or subsidised healthcare supports and services

Supported by

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund
and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Dept of Justice & Equality & Pobal.