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Business network for Irish-Australian returnees


  The Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce is the kindred network, committed to adding value and bringing opportunities to its like-minded members. The chamber has chapters in both Ireland and Australia, which acts as a bridge between the two nations. Through events, programs and initiatives, our chamber provides members a network of support and a… Read more »


New report identifies negative experiences of vulnerable Irish emigrants


  Vulnerable Irish emigrants returning to this country are experiencing poverty, homelessness, isolation, mental and physical health needs, according to a new report launched today. The findings are contained in ‘Coming Home In Crisis‘ a report from Crosscare Migrant Project exploring the experiences of Irish emigrants returning to Ireland in crisis. Crosscare Migrant Project recorded… Read more »


Drop in return migration of Irish citizens


  According to CSO Population and Migration Estimates released today, the number of Irish emigrants returning to Ireland has dropped to 26,900, down from 28,400 last year. Whilst overall the number of people leaving the country has fallen to 54,900 (the lowest it has been since 2008), more Irish citizens emigrated from Ireland (29,000) than… Read more »


New Pre-Clearance Process for De Facto Partners


  On Monday 19th August 2019 Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, announced a new pre-clearance process for Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens. Under the new process, Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens will be allowed to apply for their permission to reside Ireland before they enter the country. Having lobbied… Read more »


High court ruling on Irish citizenship


A recent High Court ruling could have a massive impact on anyone who has applied or intends to apply for Irish Citizenship by naturalisation. The Immigrant Council of Ireland have this useful overview of the ruling we would recommend reading. Requiring an applicant to have been physically present in Ireland for a full year before… Read more »

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Brexit updates for Irish returning from Britain


  A Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom concerning the Common Travel Area (CTA) was signed on May 8th 2019 reaffirming both Governments commitment to maintaining reciprocal rights and privileges under the CTA. We welcome this development, having previously raised our concerns about the situation for… Read more »


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