Who Stayed Who Left?

EXHIBITION : IMMIGRATION THE CHANGING FACE OF IRELAND

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James Wickham of Trinity College Dublin takes a look at Central Statistics Office figures on patterns of behaviour amongst immigrant workers in Ireland.

  • Title
    Migrant Workers: Who Stayed and Who Left?
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/03/2013
  • Contributor
    Mary Wilson (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:08
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Drivetime
  • Clip title
    Who Stayed Who Left?
  • Extended description

    According to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) there has been a 70% decrease in the number of foreign born people seeking work in Ireland since 2006. The number of PPS numbers issued has dropped to 67,500 in the last year from approximately a quarter of a million in 2006.

    Professor James Wickham of Trinity College, who has been studying the experiences of Polish migrant workers to Ireland for a number of years, takes a look at the figures produced by the CSO in terms of migration flows. In looking at the figures Professor Wickham recognises that a significant number of people that came to Ireland during the boom have remained.

    Young single men, with low qualifications working mainly in the construction industry are those who have left, which has addressed both the gender imbalance and the skills profile of Polish immigrants.

    Despite the decline in employment in the construction industry people are still coming but in much smaller numbers.

  • Information

    'Drivetime' is an information packed evening news magazine show with all the stories of the day presented by Mary Wilson.

    This episode of 'Drivetime' was broadcast on 1 March 2013.

  • Local keywords
    Immigration, CSO, James Wickham, Trinity College, Drivetime
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
  • Production year
    2013
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    C20165383
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
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