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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 »


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 »


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 »


NEW Online Resource for Returning Irish


  Did you know that citizensinformation.ie now features information on returning to Ireland? Created by the Citizens Information Board with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this new resource contains information on the practicalities involved in returning to Ireland – from planning your journey home alone or with children, to finding somewhere… Read more »

Citizens Information Returning to Ireland section


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