Expat Ireland News

Latest 10 news items tagged Ireland

2 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Dublin property prices dropping due to Brexit concerns

For would-be British expats considering a move to the Republic of Ireland, Dublin’s residential property prices are falling at last. Following the 208 global financial crisis, the Irish capital’s real estate prices increased rapidly to heights not seen for many years, discouraging both locals and expats from taking a chance on a purchase. The boom continued, with average prices last seen to be falling on an annual basis pre-2012. The latest figures from the Republic’s Central Statistics Office show house prices falling by 1.5...
24 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Where next for the world’s mega-banks and expat financiers post-Brexit?

Dublin wins out over European cities for luring London-based financial services firms. The question over which European city will gain the most financial services companies fleeing the UK to avoid Brexit’s consequences has now been answered. Out of some 332 financial services firms who’ve moved out of the UK, 115 have chosen the Republic of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. Luxembourg gained second place with 71 and Paris attracted 69, whilst Frankfurt’s 45 and Amsterdam’s 40 making up the total in losses to the UK economy....
16 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Expats in French village terrified over no deal Brexit

Expats in a charming French village are living in fear of a no deal Brexit. British expats make up a quarter of the population of the quaint French village of Gouarec, and are becoming more and more anxious about their futures as the clock winds down to October 31. Their fears are focused on access to French healthcare and their pension entitlements, as well as losing their rights to free movement as many have family and friends back in the UK. As has been the case since the 2016 referendum, they’ve been unable to get concrete...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2019

British independent schools now affordable for expat kids due to shrinking sterling

Expat families from across the world are taking advantage of the shrinking pound to enrol their children in British independent schools. Perhaps the only thing the UK is now famous for is its top quality independent education, available at a high cost to the children of expatriates as well as Britons. Right now, with sterling looking to crash still further between now and the end of the year, the cost of a first-class education and its help in gaining entry to a famous university will be far less than in the immediate past. At this...
26 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Is Brexit causing prejudice against Irish expats in the UK?

UK expats are being warned over a Brexit-linked increase in anti-British sentiment in Ireland. In the 20 years following the Good Friday agreement, anti-British feelings in the Republic of Ireland waned to an almost negligible amount, but the 2016 referendum seems to have ignited a new wave of resentment against the UK and its citizens. At the same time, anti-Irish sentiment in the UK is on the increase. The British government and the British people are now being seen as audacious for even attempting to destabilise the precious peace...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Study claims no deal Brexit would destroy European jobs market

A recent study is warning a no-deal Brexit is likely to cause the loss of around 70,000 jobs in Spain alone, with a total of 1.2 million across EU member states. The study, commissioned by the Belgian government and carried out at Leuven University in Belgium, was the first attempt to tell it like it is as regards the economic damage Brexit is expected to cause across the entire European Union as well as in the UK. Every European Union member state is expected to be affected, with Germany losing just under 300,000 jobs, France losing...
30 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Costa warns Johnson over expat lawsuits for loss of rights damages

For those who thought the recent report on UK expats’ rights to sue the British government was fake news, perhaps it’s time to think again. A British MP has issued a warning to Boris Johnson that UK expats in Europe will be legally entitled to sue the British government should they lose their rights to live and work in Europe due to a no-deal Brexit. Senior Tory back-bencher and former government legal advisor Alberto Costa issued his warning to Johnson via a letter, having resigned from a government position earlier this year over...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Expat startup project in South Korea helps Yemeni asylum seekers realise potential

An expat project in Seoul is aiming to help asylum seekers achieve their potential according to their professional skills. In 2018, the numbers of refugees across the world peaked at 70 million, according to statistics released by the UN Refugee Agency. Many have much-needed skills, professional qualifications and years of experience, but are being confined to manual labour due to their stateless status. One expat start-up entrepreneur living and working in Seoul, South Korea, is determined to stop the waste of human talent by finding...
18 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats growing ever more concerned about their futures as UK citizens

Concerns are growing amongst the already insecure British expat population in Ireland, as well as within the communities in France, the Netherlands and Germany. A recent study compared the views of British expats living in EU member states with those prevalent amongst Britons living in the home country. Expats in Ireland, Germany, France and the Netherlands are amongst those expected to bear the brunt of changes brought about by Britain’s leaving the EU. Over half of expat respondents to the survey admitted they were worried about...
4 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Melbourne developers fined almost AUS2 million for illegal demolition of historic Irish pub

Irish expatriates in Melbourne were devastated over the illegal demolition of a traditional Irish pub. The Corkman, Melbourne’s much-loved traditional Irish pub, was reduced to a pile of rubble following its illegal demolition in 2016 by a pair of developers. Built in 1858, it became an epicentre for Irish immigrants flooding to the new country as well as for their children, grand children and great-grandchildren over the years. Its traditional weekly Irish music nights were famous and much-loved, not just by the city’s Irish...