Returning to Ireland

Social Welfare &
Habitual Residence

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non-Irish Family Members

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Where to Start

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been living abroad for ages or you’ve just been away a short time. You’ll need a plan of action. Start by reading our list of what you need to know about jobs, housing, healthcare and more. You can also read these 10 tips on returning to Ireland from others who've made the move back.

Latest News

Important notice on COVID-19 strategy in Ireland

For those of you making a journey or planning to return to Ireland very soon, you may be wondering whether to delay or cancel your move. Or, you may be worried about loved ones back in Ireland, such as older relatives or those in the at-risk groups. We are sharing lots of up-to-date information from… Read more »

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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