Expat Ireland News
Latest 10 news items tagged Ireland
20 Mar at 6 PM 2018
Citizens of the Republic of Ireland
living and working overseas, are being urged to return to the Emerald Isle in order to vote in the abortion referendum.
The Home to Vote campaign is stepping up its call to the Irish diaspora in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe to come back to the home country to vote in May’s historic abortion referendum. Although the request may sound crazy to non-Irish expats, there’s a precedent for the call in that thousands of Irish did exactly that in order to vote on the 2015 same sex marriage bill. The...
20 Feb at 6 PM 2018
Whether they’re frustrated, angry or simply scared sick for their futures, ordinary Brits and Europeans are making life-changing plans before the UK/EU divorce is finalised.
Whilst politicians on both sides are struggling to formulate at least a plan ahead, everyday Brit workers and EU expats are planning to relocate their lives and businesses in an attempt to avoid the worst Brexit scenario. As divisions between the various factions in the British Government widen, new non-governmental players join the game with massive donations...
31 Jan at 6 PM 2018
The decision by Irish lawmakers to allow UAE citizens visa-free entry is clearly linked with an expected increase in business between the two countries.
From next Wednesday, UAE visitors to Ireland
will no longer be forced to apply for a visa but can enter the republic without any restrictions. The move is believed to be a key to creating more business connections with the Emirates and its estimated 10,000 Irish expats. Already, 230 Irish companies are doing business in the region, and the new move will also put Ireland
on the same...
25 Jan at 6 PM 2018
Packing up and becoming an expat in a faraway land is a dream for many, but does reality kick in once you’ve returned to the home country?
Nowadays, becoming an expat is somewhat of a commonplace development in many peoples’ lives, tinged with the excitement of new experiences, new jobs or the long-awaited freedom of retirement. However, not every expat stays overseas for ever, with reality likely to overtake the expected familiarity of returning home.
Jeremy and Deidre Youell and their four children emigrated to Qatar from...
30 Nov at 6 PM 2017
Expats on both sides of the open border between Northern Ireland
and the Republic are worried about the lack of progress on the issue in Brexit negotiations to date.
According to EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, the negotiations' ‘moment of truth’ is fast approaching as regards the Irish border situation once the UK leaves the EU. With agreement at least possible over Theresa May’s increased divorce bill offer, the main stumbling blocks are now Ireland
and citizens’ rights, with Irish border issues the most difficult to...
29 Nov at 6 PM 2017
Expats on assignments in the UAE are still taking advantage of the shrinking pound by investing in UK property.
New research indicates both foreign nationals and UK expats working in the UAE are snapping up British real estate whilst sterling is at a low point. Outside London, its suburbs and its fashionable outer rim, property prices are falling due to low demand by British residents, leaving bargains to be had in the buy-to-let and second home markets.
During 2017, the majority of buyers concentrated on properties in the...
24 Nov at 6 PM 2017
In a meet last week with Michel Barnier, British in Europe campaigners told of expats’ fears they will be ignored in the rush to start Brexit trade talks.
British lawyer and BIE chairperson Jane Golding told the EU’s chief negotiator the rights of expats must not be ‘swept under the carpet’ and ignored due to pressure from both sides to get on with trade talks. Golding told reporters she’d found Barnier to be in listening mode during the hour-long meeting. Following on from a two-hour meeting held last week with Barnier’s...
16 Nov at 6 PM 2017
The Irish capital has now been rated as one of the world’s worst cities for expat life due to its soaring cost of living and unaffordable housing.
Once famous for its traditional pubs and friendly locals, the Republic of Ireland
’s capital, Dublin, is now seen as a disaster for expatriates. The survey rating’s timing may well be unfortunate, as the city’s administration is working hard to attract financial professionals and their companies forced to leave the City of London due to Brexit. Dublin was rated by expats taking part...
2 Nov at 6 PM 2017
As the scandal of the stalled Brexit negotiations staggers on, UK businesses are feeling the panic already being felt by expats.
Brexit negotiations are due to kick off again next week, with British expats in European countries only slightly pacified and EU expats in the UK now worried about the effects of the new NHS rule aimed at defeating medical tourism. A cause of concern for expats and business owners alike is the government’s refusal to release their assessment of damage to the economy likely to be done by a hard Brexit....
28 Aug at 6 PM 2017
The first thing the majority of British would-be expats consider is the weather in the country of their choice.
Over 60 per cent of British expats study weather reports in a variety of possible expat destinations before making their final choice. For good reason, the sun is a prime requirement for a satisfactory new life overseas after decades of making do with the downpours and dull skies of the so-called British summer. A recent Internations survey involving over 14,000 expats living across the world confirms the effect of climate...