Expat Ireland News

Latest 10 news items tagged Ireland

18 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Surge in young professionals looking to emigrate

Relocation companies are seeing a surge in the numbers of younger professionals looking to leave their countries of birth. For several decades, demographics related to expats have shown older professionals and retirees as the two main groups looking to emigrate, but a recent survey seems to have overturned the balance. The study, undertaken by a leading relocation company, indicates it’s those between the ages of 18 and 35 years who are desperate to try a new life overseas. Inquiries by young creatives and other professionals have...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2017

British expats in Europe rush for dual citizenship

Ever-increasing numbers of Britons living in Europe are rushing to obtain dual citizenship as hope fades for a good Brexit result. Media reports tell of as many as a million Britishers choosing to take dual citizenship if possible rather than having to return to a post-Brexit Britain. The rush is heating up as no good news about their rights to stay in their chosen countries is forthcoming. Many are blaming the UK government’s lack of action and understanding of their situation, saying it’s only concerned about fair treatment for...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Paris preparing to poach EU expat bankers from London

Now under its new President, Paris is planning to attract EU expat bankers and financial experts from post-Brexit London. Newly elected President Macron’s previous dislike of the banking fraternity seems to have evaporated under the necessity to up Paris’s game as regards attracting the brightest and best the City of London has to offer. A former banker himself, Macron is now offering tax breaks for financial professionals from overseas, the easing of EU regulations, more international schools and rules making it easier to hire...
13 Jul at 6 PM 2017

End of Open Skies law to hit holidaymakers and UK expats

Controversial Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has informed the EU parliament that flights between Europe and the UK will stop post-Brexit unless new international agreements are struck. In his usual flamboyant manner, O’Leary warned that all Ryanair aircraft will be shifted to his bases in Europe, summer holidays for hundreds of thousands of Brits will be cancelled and Heathrow will be deserted. The current agreement, known as ‘Open Skies’ allows all EU member state airlines, including those based in the UK, to operate in and...
11 Jul at 6 PM 2017

USA deportations of Europeans and Britons on the increase

Irish, British and other European expatriate communities in the USA are worried over the Trump crackdown on illegal immigration. Traditionally, illegal immigrants and overstayers from Europe hid in plain sight whilst Asians, Latin Americans and others were sent packing, but the new order in the White House is causing concern amongst the country’s foreign communities. This fiscal year, the total number of Europeans cited for deportation is set to surpass last year’s total, according to figures released by the USA Immigration and...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Nursing in crisis as expat nurses reject the NHS

The number of EU nurses registering to work in Britain’s National Heath Service has fallen to almost zero since the Brexit vote. Whilst last July’s figures showed 1,304 EU nurses applying to work in the NHS, figures for April this year showed just 46 – a massive drop of 96 per cent since the Brexit referendum. Data from the Nursery and Midwifery Council (NMC), confirms rumours the NHS could not survive without trained expat medical professionals from the EU and elsewhere. At the present time, shortages of around 30,000...
30 May at 6 PM 2017

Germany to offer UK expats dual nationality

As UK expats rush to claim overseas citizenship, Germany looks likely to offer dual nationality to its younger British expat community. Younger UK expats living and working in Germany and other EU states may be able to claim the lifeline of dual nationality, according to a statement by German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. The vast majority of UK expats working within the EU voted Remain in last June’s referendum, influencing the German government’s decision to find a way to help them to stay., with the country’s economic...
26 May at 6 PM 2017

UK and USA uncertainties spur expat interest in Australian job market

Aspiring expat jobseekers are turning their attention to Australia due to Brexit uncertainty and the political and economic effects of the Trump presidency. A 30 per cent surge in the numbers of job seekers from overseas hit Australia’s recruiters at the beginning of April and shows no signs of slowing down. The biggest increases in applications came from India, up by 55 per cent on last year’s totals, with Japan at 49 per cent, Ireland at 11 per cent, the UAE at 26 per cent and South Africa at 22 per cent. The rise came in spite...
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...