Irial Glynn is a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the Institute of History at Leiden University. His research focuses on postwar Irish and Italian migration history, global trends in asylum policymaking from a historical perspective and the links between memory studies and migration studies.
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In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Ireland has again experienced emigration flows on a much greater scale than most of its Western European counterparts. Unlike earlier outflows, however, a significant share of those leaving today are immigrants returning home or migrating elsewhere. The report also examines Ireland's diaspora engagement and return policies.