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Muslims in IrelandPast and Present$
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Oliver Scharbrodt, Tuula Sakaranaho, Adil Hussain Khan, Yafa Shanneik, and Vivian Ibrahim

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748696888

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696888.001.0001

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Muslim Immigration to Ireland after World War II

Muslim Immigration to Ireland after World War II

(p.49) Chapter 2 Muslim Immigration to Ireland after World War II
Muslims in Ireland

Oliver Scharbrodt

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter provides an analysis of Muslim immigration to Ireland after World War II, from the arrival of the first cohort of medical students from South Africa in 1945, who established the first communal structures for Muslims in Ireland, to the large-scale migration during the so-called Celtic Tiger Years (1995-2008), the period of Ireland’s rapid economic growth. The different patterns of migration are discussed and the various backgrounds of migrants investigated. The chapter illustrates how the Celtic Tiger years have changed the scope and type of Muslim immigration and settlement: from the mid-1990s, one can observe a major transformation of the Muslim population from small groups of middle- and upper-class professionals, most of whom immigrated for educational reasons, to migrant communities from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including labour migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Keywords:   immigration, Celtic Tiger, Royal College of Surgeons, South Africa, Libya, labour migrants, refugees, asylum seekers

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