The Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2019: Ireland provides an overview of trends, policy developments and significant debates in the area of migration and international protection during 2019 in Ireland. It was written by the ESRI who are the Irish National Contact Point of the European Migration Network. The aim of the European Migration Network (EMN) is to provide up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum at Member State and EU levels with a view to supporting policymaking and informing the general public and the Annual Report on Migration and Asylum is a key part of this work. The purpose of the EMN report is to provide an insight into the most significant political and legislative (including EU) developments at State level, as well as public debates, in the area of migration and asylum. Net inward migration for non-EU nationals to Ireland at April 2020 is estimated at 19,000.The International Protection Office (IPO) received 4,781 applications for international protection in 2019, an increase of 30.2 per cent from the 3,673 applications in 2018. Ireland’s applications accounted for 0.64 per cent of the total 745,255 applications made in the EU-28 countries in 2019.A total of 42 suspected victims of trafficking were identified during 2019.