The Changing Faces of Ireland

  • Merike Darmody
  • Naomi Tyrrell
  • Steve Song

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Immigration, Identities And Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francesca La Morgia
      Pages 3-16
    3. Rory Mc Daid
      Pages 17-33
    4. Niamh Nestor, Vera Regan
      Pages 35-52
    5. Angela Veale, Emily Kennedy
      Pages 53-69
  3. Immigration, Education and Schooling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Karl Kitching
      Pages 89-104
    3. Audrey Bryan, Melíosa Bracken
      Pages 105-123
    4. Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody
      Pages 125-144
    5. Merike Darmody, Selina McCoy
      Pages 145-163
  4. Immigration, Well-being and Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Bryan Fanning, Trutz Haase, Neil O’Boyle
      Pages 167-182
    3. Michal Molcho, Colette Kelly, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn
      Pages 183-201
    4. Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin, Jacqui O’Riordan
      Pages 203-219
    5. Deirdre Horgan
      Pages 221-236
    6. Corona Joyce, Emma Quinn
      Pages 237-252
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-265

About this book


Before the economic boom of the 1990s, Ireland was known as a nation of emigrants. The past fifteen years, however, have seen the transformation of Ireland from a country of net emigration to one of net immigration, on a scale and at a pace unprecedented in comparative context. As a result, Irish society has become more diverse in terms of nationality, language, ethnicity and religious affiliation; and these changes are now clearly reflected in the composition of both primary and secondary schools, presenting these with challenges as well as opportunities. Despite the increased number of ethnically-diverse immigrant children and young people in the Ireland, currently there is a paucity of information about aspects of their lives in Ireland. This book is aimed at contributing to this gap in knowledge. This edited collection will be of interest to researchers in the fields of migration studies, childhood studies, education studies, human geography, sociology, applied social studies, social work, health studies and psychology. It will also be a useful resource to educators, social workers, youth workers and community members working with (or preparing to work with) children with immigrant and ethnic minority backgrounds in Ireland.

Editors and affiliations

  • Merike Darmody
    • 1
  • Naomi Tyrrell
    • 2
  • Steve Song
    • 3
  1. 1.Economic and Social Research InstituteDublinIreland
  2. 2.University of PlymouthPlymouthUK
  3. 3.George Fox UniversityOregonUSA

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