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Now hiring a Communications Officer


Role Title: Communications Officer Overview Crosscare Irish Diaspora Support Project* is looking to increase awareness of its important work supporting Irish diaspora across the globe. We will do this by refocusing our digital footprint with a new online communications strategy, redeveloped website, and through engaging online content. Primary Purpose The Communications Officer will play a… Read more »


Increase in Irish people leaving the country


  According to the latest Central Statistics Office Population and Migration Estimates released this August, an estimated 27,600 Irish people left Ireland in the year to April 2022. This represents an increase of 4,800 people leaving when compared to last year’s figures which estimated that 22,800 Irish people emigrated in the year to April 2021. Although more Irish people returned… Read more »


Essential documents when emigrating


  There’s so much to think about when moving abroad. To make things easier, we’ve put together a handy list of essential documents to bring with you. It’s also a good idea to scan these and save electronic copies to your email or in the cloud so you can access them remotely. Identification Passport Birth… Read more »


Returning to Northern Ireland from abroad


  We are based in the Republic of Ireland, but we do sometimes get queries about returning to Northern Ireland. As the North is in a different jurisdiction, there are different rules that apply for immigration, health, benefits, housing and more. Be sure to do your research on your rights and entitlements in the North… Read more »


Going on a Summer J1 in 2022


  Going to the USA this summer on a J1? Our friends, the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers, have put together some useful advice to help you make the most of your visit.     Cultural Ambassador While you’re over there, remember that you’re one of Ireland’s Cultural Ambassadors! Work hard and have fun, but… Read more »


Tips for Returning Irish Parents


  If you’re an Irish emigrant living abroad, and you’re thinking of returning home to Ireland it’s helpful to plan as much as possible before your return. This is especially true if you are returning with children. These tips will help you make the transition. Start Your Research as Early as Possible Planning in advance… Read more »


Claiming an Irish State Pension from Australia


  Living in Australia, but previously worked in Ireland? You might be able to combine your Irish and Australian social insurance contributions to help you qualify for an Irish pension. You can even apply whilst living in Australia. Read on to find out more!   What do I need to know? The Social Security Agreement… Read more »


Returning to Ireland Webinars May 2022


  Returning to Ireland from Australia? Join us and the Irish Support Agency NSW Inc for a series of three FREE webinars for Irish emigrants returning to Ireland from Sydney and elsewhere in Australia. We’ll guide you through what you need to know about planning your return, and help you prepare for your big move… Read more »


Presentation to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence


  On Tuesday 26th April we had the opportunity to present to members of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence on issues affecting returning Irish emigrants, including: Access to social welfare assistance and the Habitual Residence Condition, Emergency accommodation for people returning into homelessness, and Immigration requirements for non-Irish family members. We were… Read more »


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Our work with Irish emigrants is funded by the Emigrant Support Programme of the Department of Foreign Affairs

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This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020 and is supported by the Department of Justice and Equality

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