Migrants' integration experience in Ireland

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Ngadaonye, Dolapo
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BA (Hons) in Social Science
Dublin Business School
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This study will explore migrants‟ experience of integration in Ireland. Using a qualitative method which involves interviewing 4 males and 4 females‟ ages between 29 and 47. The focus of this study is to find out the challenges and barriers that the migrants are facing in the process of integrating into Irish society. While some of the participants expressed negative experiences of integration in Ireland, in contrast some have positive experiences of integration. Different factors such as the neighbourhood, cultural differences, racism and barriers were some of the factors that contribute to these varied experiences. Although despite Ireland limited experiences in immigration and integration issue it is evident from this research that things are gradually changing and improving; however, there is still a big room for improvement both from the policy making level and the from the society attitude at large. Author keywords: Integration, migrants, immigration