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2012 | 4 | nr 1/2 | 97--109
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Polish Migrant Workers in Ireland's Black Economy : a Phenomenological Investigation

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Following Ireland's decision to open up its labour market to citizens of the EU-8 countries in May 2004 thousands of Polish workers migrated to Ireland. The irony of Ireland, for centuries a net exporter of human capital itself, now experiencing net immigration was heralded as an economic coming of age. Undoubtedly these Polish migrants were influenced by the higher earning capacity available to them and the lure of the so-called 'Celtic Tiger'. Some of these migrants did not become regularised within the Irish labour market, opting instead to remain in the shadow economy with its attendant lack of employee rights, reduced pay and job insecurity. This article through interviewing these migrant workers in a pilot study examines their motives for migrating to Ireland and their subsequent experiences and reflections. (original abstract)
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