Immigration and housing in the Republic of Ireland

By Brian Portley

Immigration and housing in the Republic of Ireland

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9593-1
  • Pages: 184
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: July 2015
  • BIC Category: Sociology, Migration, immigration & emigration, Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies, Society & social sciences / Migration, immigration & emigration, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies, Ireland
  • Series: Irish Society


This book is the first comprehensive analysis of migrants' housing experiences in Ireland. It introduces, in an accessible manner, the key factors that determine how well migrants can engage with Ireland's housing system. It outlines the opportunities and challenges migrants encounter accessing housing and benefits from analysis drawn from the actual lived housing experience of migrants whose homes are located in inner-city, town and small town locations in Ireland. Therefore, this book is positioned to highlight differences between various groups of migrants living in contrasting locations in Ireland and argues that housing policy development can be informed by the consideration given to migrants' meanings and perceptions of housing.


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Immigration and housing policy in Ireland
Chapter 3: Early housing pathways
Chapter 4: Work and paying for housing
Chapter 5: House and home
Chapter 6: Migrants' neighbourhood experiences
Chapter 7: Conclusions


Brian Portley is a Researcher in the School of Applied Social Sciences, University College Dublin

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