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Author: Sarah Owen

3 things to know about moving to the UAE


  For the last number of years Irish emigrants have been attracted to the sun, sand and salaries on offer in places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We asked our friends at AbuDhabiPaddy.com what 3 things first time Irish emigrants need to know about moving to the United Arab Emirates.   1. What to expect?… Read more »


More Irish returning than leaving


  For the first time since 2009 more Irish emigrants are returning to Ireland than leaving. That’s according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today, August 28th 2018.  The CSO’s Population and Migration estimates show that in the year to April 2018 there were 28,400 Irish nationals who returned to Ireland, and 28,300… Read more »


3 things to know about moving to London


  As an Irish citizen, you can move to the UK and immediately have a legal right to reside due to the ‘Common Travel Area’ agreement. This means you are entitled to live, work and apply for benefits in the UK with few restrictions. Despite this, moving to London is still a big step and… Read more »

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3 things to know if you’re new to Australia


  For many first time emigrants, GAA clubs abroad become a home away from home. This is especially true in Australia! Michael Cusacks GAA are a club based in Sydney who welcome new arrivals from all over Ireland. Here’s 3 things they want you to know about moving to Australia. 1. Having a support network… Read more »

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3 things to know about going to New Zealand


  Made up of 600 hundred or more islands, New Zealand is one of those places that will keep surprising you. Known in Maori as Aotearoa, meaning ‘land of the long white cloud’, it’s a land of so much more than just sheep, honey, the haka, and kiwis (the bird but also the fruit!). If… Read more »


New Guide to Homeless Services in Dublin


  A new guide to Homeless Services in Dublin has been launched by Crosscare. Including input from ourselves, Crosscare Migrant Project, and our colleagues Crosscare Refugee Service and Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information, it is a quick reference guide on ‘what to do’ and ‘where to go’ for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. It… Read more »


3 things to know about summer in Chicago


  Going to the USA on summer J-1 can be an amazing experience. Home of the Blues Brothers, deep dish pizza, the Willis (Sears) Tower, and Al Capone Chicago is an exciting city with a lot to offer. Make the most of your time there and read these tips from our friends in Irish Community… Read more »


NEWS: Summer in Canada


Are you going to Canada to work for the Summer? Read this. All Working Holiday applicants must arrive at the Canadian port of entry with the full 2 years of insurance. Those arriving with insurance for a shorter period will receive a work permit for this period only. Applicants who activate a few months one… Read more »


New report finds returned Irish put at risk due to incorrect refusals of social welfare


Misinterpretation, misapplication and misconceptions are causing a barrier for returned Irish emigrants and their right to access social welfare entitlements on their return to Ireland. A new report published today by Crosscare Migrant Project, titled A Hundred Thousand Welcomes? explores the difficulties experienced by Irish emigrants who have returned to live in Ireland and have… Read more »


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