IRELAND HAS received a far higher share of immigrants from countries that joined the EU in 2004 than any other EU state.
Some 5 per cent of the working-age population here originates in those countries, a report by the European Commission has found.
This was considerably more than in the UK, the second-largest receiving country in relative terms, where 1.2 per cent of the working-age population came from these 10 countries.
Working-age migrants from the "EU 10" as a percentage of the total resident working-age population.
Source: Employment in Europe 2008, published by the European Commission. Figures are based on 2007 data.