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Brazilians in Ireland: A Thriving Community Facing Challenges

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A new report by the Brazilian embassy in Ireland sheds light on the growing Brazilian population there. Here’s a breakdown of the key findings:

  • Numbers: Over 58,000 Brazilians live in Ireland, with a significant increase since 2016. This is more than double the official census figure, possibly due to undercounting.
  • Integration: A large portion (almost two-thirds) came to learn English, and many have successfully changed their immigration status. Over 60% report feeling a strong sense of belonging.
  • Workforce: The Brazilian community is increasingly professional. While some continue traditional roles in construction and meat processing, a growing number work in IT and other professional fields.
  • Challenges: Despite positive integration, over half of respondents reported experiencing discrimination. This concern was highlighted by a recent assault on a Brazilian man.

Looking Ahead:

  • The Brazilian ambassador, Marcel Biato, sees these findings as a positive sign of integration. He emphasizes the importance of fostering tolerance and valuing diversity, especially for the new generation of Brazilian-Irish citizens.
  • Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan acknowledges the positive aspects of integration and condemns recent violence. He stresses the government’s commitment to creating a welcoming environment.

This report paints a picture of a thriving Brazilian community in Ireland that is facing challenges. The future seems bright with a growing, well-integrated population, but efforts to combat discrimination are crucial.

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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