Expat Ireland News

Latest 10 news items tagged Ireland

27 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Internet speeds and costs in expat hubs

Keeping in touch with this fast-changing planet is now essential for the majority of expatriates and requires fast internet connections which don’t cost the earth. Once upon a long time ago, adventurous expats left their home countries to lose themselves in new cultures or to work in exotic locations they’d previously never heard of. In the present day internet age, it’s possible not only to get a grasp of any world destination before you leave, it’s also possible to earn as you learn and still keep in touch with friends and...
17 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Brit nationals rush for Irish passports to retain freedom of movement

Applications by Britons for Irish passports have increased by more than 60 per cent since the Brexit referendum result was announced. As the outcome of the Brexit referendum for Brits needing freedom of movement gets gloomier, applications for Irish passports as well as for citizenship of other EU member states has soared. According to the Republic of Ireland’s foreign minister Charlie Flanagan, there has been an increase of over two thirds in British applications from those with Irish descent. Over 50,000 applications have been...
13 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Brit expat couple lose military medals and jewellery to Costa del Sol thieves

A British expat war hero devastated by the loss of his war medals to Spanish thieves is asking local people to let the police know if they spot the medals. David Russell captained HMS Sheffield during the Gulf War, served in the Falklands War and was also active during the Northern Ireland conflict. He and his wife Sally, formerly a well-known British model, had emigrated to Manilva on the Costa del Sol to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. The couple were away from their home for just three hours, during which time burglars...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Hope for UK citizens in Spain as government supports expat rights

Around a million UK expats living in Spain were given a gleam of hope by the Spanish government’s announcement in favour of a Brexit deal including Brits’ rights to remain. In an interview with the Times newspaper, leading Spanish negotiator for Brexit and EU Spanish secretary Jorge Toledo confirmed his country’s stance on the rights of Britons after the EU/UK divorce is finalised. Madrid, he said, is prepared to favour in principle an agreement which guarantees Brit expatriates the right to remain. In addition, he believes the...
17 Mar at 6 PM 2017

UK expats choose Spanish citizenship as Brit interest in Spanish property crashes

A new study, released at the same time as news of a fall in British enquiries on Spanish property, has revealed Brits are now reluctant to choose Spain as their retirement. destination. For many would-be expats, Spain is no longer the favoured choice for a comfortable retirement due to fears over Brexit’s effects. According to a new study, the number of British citizens at or over the age of 55 enquiring about purchasing homes in the former favourite retirement destination has fallen to zero as potential buyers are scared off by...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Welsh expats in EU air their concerns

Of the 1.2 million British expats living and working in EU member states, just below half a million are originally from Wales. Amongst the 1.2 million British citizens whose lives overseas have been put on hold by Brexit, the 470,000 from Wales may well have have more to be concerned about than the rest, due to the still-declining fortunes of the former industrial and mining region. Many Welsh expats have built new lives, retired or opened small businesses after leaving the home country, and are more concerned than most about the...
7 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Worlds worst countries for expatriate life

Quality of life is one of the most important aspects explored by would-be expats before life-changing decisions are made, but some countries are best avoided. Annual surveys of expat hubs all over the world are a great way to ensure a happy, safe and remunerative relocation, but there are a number of countries which should be avoided like the proverbial plague. Health, safety and security are the keywords, especially if the prospective move abroad includes your family, with a recent InterNations survey telling it like it is as regards...
15 Feb at 6 PM 2017

New poll shows four out of five UK expats live in fear of Brexit effect

Survey shows 80 per cent of respondents fear for their post Brexit lives. A survey initiated by the Brussels and Europe Lib Dem group reveals that the vast majority of respondents are living in fear of the devastating effect of Brexit on their families and their lives. The survey, taken by 5,170 Britons living in EU member states, took place following last week’s Commons vote which opened the door for Theresa May to activate Article 50 next month. Asked about their main concern about Brexit, 25 per cent of respondents, most of...
10 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Top financial talent set to flee London for Ireland

The Republic or Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is expecting a surge in the number of wealthy expats fleeing the UK after Brexit. For those wishing to remain in an EU member state without having to learn another language, Ireland is the natural alternative and is being talked up by relocation agents as a destination for EU and UK professionals. Immediately following the announcement of the referendum result, hits on online job search sites featuring Ireland soared dramatically, with the trend still ongoing. Interest from both EU...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Scottish government fights for rights of EU expat workers

A study on the economic benefits of migration undertaken by a Scottish parliamentary cross-party committee has determined young migrants are essential for expanding both Scotland’s work force and its population. The committee’s report has backed Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s stance on immigration, which contrasts with the UK government’s anti-immigration position as part of Brexit. In the referendum, Scots voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, citing the fact that EU membership has been an important...