While emigration has always been a part of Irish life, Ireland has in recent years become a destination for immigrants. Economic, political and social motivations have brought many nationalities to Irish shores, facilitated by a more open Europe.
Presented here are some stories of migration covered by RTÉ Television and Radio from the early 1960s to the rapid rise in immigration in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Reports range from the history of the Italian Community in Ireland, to the experiences of Vietnamese refugees as they arrive in Ireland seeking asylum. These reports tell the stories of people who have come to live in Ireland from all over the world, their experiences upon arrival and the levels of acceptance and assimilation as Ireland became their home.
A look at the lives of some of the first and second generation Italians who have made Ireland their home.
Irish-American Hank O' Mahony on why he came to Ireland and stayed.
A look at prejudice based on colour and the day to day reality of being black in Ireland.
Ten years after the Irish government took a decision to allow over two hundred Vietnamese 'Boat People' to come and live in this country, a report on the difficulties they face as they attempt to come to terms with a culture vastly different to their own.
With an estimated 70,000 immigrants now living in Ireland there is a increased demand for alternative media sources to match the growing diversity of the population.
In a country where emigration has traditionally been a feature of everyday life, immigration is now being encouraged. If the economy is to reach projected growth targets, more than 200,000 foreign workers will be needed.
The second in a series of news reports on the growth of immigration into Ireland. This report looks at the increase in births of non-nationals in Dublin hospitals.
Immigrants to Ireland have two cultures to deal with - their own and Irish culture. How do they cope with this?
A report looking at the growing number of foreigners coming to live in Ireland. More people are now coming into the country rather than leaving.
Campaigners for a 'No' vote in the referendum have expressed disappointment with the result and have called for wide ranging consultation, before legislation is drawn up.
Dublin's north inner city contains the most condensed population of Chinese immigrants in the country and is known to many as Dublin's Chinatown.
The plight of accession country immigrants who arrive in Ireland in the hope of a better future but face unexpected hardship.
Immigrant groups are calling for recognition and fair assessment of foreign qualifications, with many immigrants over-qualified for the jobs they are doing.
Are immigrant workers in Ireland a threat or a boost to the living standards of Irish people?
Ireland's immigrant population could swing next year's general election. But they've been absent from the debate so far. Our first immigrant TD says political parties must reach out to them.
A portrait of Brazilian immigrant life in Ireland today and how the town of Gort, Co. Galway has coped with a huge influx of Brazilian workers and their families.
At a time of economic prosperity in Ireland, immigration is on the rise. But so too is racism towards the migrant communities.
A look at the living conditions of a Roma family encamped at the M50 roundabout in Ballymun, Dublin.
Immigrant groups are calling for more prosecutions and the naming and shaming of employers who are paying their staff below the minimum wage.
On a mission to bring competitive ballroom dancing to Ireland, Nationwide meets Lucas Mierzwa from Poland, who is determined to find talented dancers in Ireland and make them the best in the world.
A report from the town of Ennis where over a thousand asylum seekers have passed through in the last ten years.
Fatima Tulzahra from Pakistan talks to Joe Duffy about receiving Irish citizenship in a ceremony in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.
Pat Kenny meets father and daughter, first and second generation Vietnamese immigrants, who have made Ireland their home. They share their experiences of living in Ireland.
James Wickham of Trinity College Dublin takes a look at Central Statistics Office figures on patterns of behaviour amongst immigrant workers in Ireland.