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Biotech specialists more than welcome in Ireland

Biotech specialists more than welcome in Ireland
The Irish biotech industry is attracting expat start-ups and experienced professionals due to its business-friendly policies as well as its convenient geographic location. Ireland’s strengths for expat professionals include its membership of the European Union, its good standard of living, its familiar environment for US companies and...

Dublin beats London as best expat city but for how long

Dublin beats London as best expat city but for how long
A reliable quality of living survey has placed the Irish capital of Dublin ahead of Belfast, Edinburgh and London, at least for now. In spite of Dublin’s ongoing housing crisis, the Irish Republic capital ranks first against the three regional capitals of London, Belfast and Edinburgh. Dublin’s score was 34th, as against London’s at...

UK and EU expat rights form part of new Brexit agreement

UK and EU expat rights form part of new Brexit agreement
Brexit transition terms have been agreed between David Davis and Michel Barnier during talks, although several issues remain unresolved. Breaking news on 19th March suggests a large part of the proposed Brexit agreement covering the transition period has been agreed between the two negotiators. Remaining issues include the Northern...

EU member states enticing expat professionals with tax cuts

EU member states enticing expat professionals with tax cuts
European countries are promising low taxes for wealthy UK would-be expats considering relocation. According to a recent study, a British professional earning an average of 250,000 euros in an overseas job would pay more tax and social security contributions were he working in the UK than he or she would in no less than five European...

New Zealand tempts expat teachers with hefty relocation grants

New Zealand tempts expat teachers with hefty relocation grants
New Zealand’s relocation grant for experienced teachers is proving a massive incentive. A new initiative aimed at encouraging applications from international expat teachers and Kiwi teachers working overseas is being received with enthusiasm by the teachers themselves and by recruitment companies. Relocation grants of $5,000 can be...

EU ruling may make life easier for self employed expats

EU ruling may make life easier for self employed expats
A recent European Union ruling is set to benefit self-employed expats in Europe’s member states. The ruling by the European Court of Justice was triggered by a case involving an EU citizen working in Ireland in a self-employed capacity. The expat was afraid for his access to welfare and right to residence after he stopped working after...

Irish taxman hits out at wealthy retirees in Portugal

Irish taxman hits out at wealthy retirees in Portugal
Wealthy Irish pensioners living overseas as non-resident taxpayers are likely to be hard hit by the Irish taxman’s new rule changes. In the week before Christmas, the revenue office in Ireland announced new tax rules to apply to wealthy Irish national expat pensioners. The move is effective starting December 22, and is aimed at...

Confusion and chaos follow Friday expat rights deal

Confusion and chaos follow Friday expat rights deal
The collective sigh of relief uttered by Theresa May and the EU negotiators last Friday turned into a groan of ‘oh, no, not again’ after David Davis’s poorly thought out comments on Sunday. Many British and EU expats’ relief that at least their plight had been recognised were stunned to find campaign groups rejecting the Friday...

Christmas comes early for UK and EU expats as residence rights guaranteed

Christmas comes early for UK and EU expats as residence rights guaranteed
A last-minute breakthrough in talks between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker this Friday morning has resulted in the best news in years for EU and UK expats. Britons living across Europe and the three million EU citizens in the UK can finally get on with their lives knowing the draft agreement guarantees their rights to live, work or...

Irish government expects more emigrants to return

Irish government expects more emigrants to return
More Irish citizens will be returning to the Emerald Isle by 2017 than the number that will be emigrating, according to the government. Minister of Finance Michael Noonan said during the spring economic debate that “net outward migration” would come to an end next year and “inward migration” would return by 2017. Noonan...