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New mobilities in Europe: Polish migration to Ireland post-2004

Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, and James Wickham


This book examines Polish migration to Ireland in the context of ‘new mobilities in Europe'. It includes detailed accounts of the working lives of a group of mainly skilled Polish migrants in Dublin. They were interviewed at regular intervals as part of a Qualitative Panel Study. Through this novel methodology, their careers and aspirations were traced as Ireland moved from ‘boom to bust'. What the research documents is a new experience of mobility which, it is suggested, is indicative of a broader trend in Europe. As ‘free movers’, Polish migrants were more mobile across countries and within ... More

Keywords: careers, Europe, Polish migration, Ireland, mobilities, Qualitative Panel Study

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088094
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Torben Krings, author

Elaine Moriarty, author

James Wickham, author