Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Government Decisions

Policy statements and debates

Links to details of Irish Government Decisions on Resettlement taken in 1998 and 2005

The Irish Government Decision (1998) to begin a Refugee Resettlement Programme and the Decision (2005) to expand that programme may be found under the legal and administrative framework section. Below are two links which reference those decisions.

The debate in the upper house of the Irish parliament, Seanad Éireann, as to the decision to begin a refugee resettlement programme: (accessed on 23 April 2012) at:;

The official website of the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (which is responsible for Refugee Resettlement in Ireland) makes mention of both decisions: (Source: Website of the Office of Promotion of Migrant (accessed on 23 april 2012) at: