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Immigration and housing in the Republic of Ireland$
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Brian Portley

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719095931

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719095931.001.0001

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Early housing pathways

Early housing pathways

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(p.55) 3 Early housing pathways
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Immigration and housing in the Republic of Ireland
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Brian Portley

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095931.003.0003

Chapter 3 places emphasis on the early housing pathways of migrants. This chapter explores how migrants’ right to housing impact on their living conditions. This provides the context for a discussion of the reasons migrants’ had for leaving home and the difficulties they encountered during their initial engagement with Ireland’s housing market. This analysis of the relationship between structure, agency and power is also applied to a discussion of migrants’ initial engagement with housing providers when attempting to find accommodation in Ireland. Next, this chapter examines discourses that act as barriers to finding accommodation, including the impact of stigma on migrant identity. Finally, discourses of homelessness and their capacity to determine policy responses to the increasing and diversified incidence of migrant homelessness are discussed. This analysis centres on the interaction of migrants with homeless service providers and how both groups reacted to the discourses surrounding legislation that proscribes recently arrived migrants from receiving any meaningful form of social protection.

Keywords:   Rights, Migration, Information, Language, Sourcing, Homelessness

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