All posts in "Immigration"

Rami Zahra – Syrian refugee journalist in Ireland

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / June 30, 2020

Rami Zahra is a Syrian refugee journalist who has settled in Ireland.  His son, Joud, was the first Syrian refugee baby born in Northern Ireland.  Along with his wife Shireen, Rami was forced to flee the war-torn middle-eastern country after enduring years of civil war.  This brought with it indiscriminate bombings and shootings. Danger Rami’s […]


Irish Government Services: A Comprehensive Guide

By Byra Gan / June 23, 2020

It is a difficult feat to make sense of all Irish government services, whether you have just arrived on the shore or you have been living on the island for quite some time. This is a comprehensive guide that explains everything you need to know to get you started. Main topics: PPS, PSC, MyWelfare, MyGovID,  […]


PPS Number (Personal Public Service Number)

By Byra Gan / February 26, 2020

PPS Number is useful for a number of reasons whether you are planning to move to Ireland or have already been on the island for some time. This article aims to give you everything there is to know about the PPS number, including whether you need it, how to apply, what to do if you […]


Foreign qualification recognition in Ireland: A guide

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 25, 2020

It is important to keep in mind that foreign qualification recognition in Ireland comes in two distinct types: academic and professional.    Foreigners who are planning to start working or studying here may be required to go through foreign qualification recognition in Ireland by one of several competent authorities that can validate their qualifications. Rules may […]


Tax residence and domicile in Ireland: a guide

By Emma Grove / February 19, 2020

We’ve made a guide to Income tax in Ireland but who is liable for paying tax in Ireland? What are residence and domicile in Ireland? and how do they relate to taxes? And how does your tax situation change when you’re moving to or from Ireland? If these questions have been burning in your mind, […]


What types of work permits can non-EEA nationals apply for?

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 14, 2020

Moving to Ireland from outside the EU with a view to obtaining work? Here is an overview of the nine work permit types granted in Ireland.  The whole process of getting a job in Ireland is a more difficult and a costlier task for people coming to Ireland from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) […]


What does the labour market needs test mean in daily life?

By Peter Dlhopolec / February 11, 2020

The labour market needs test requires employers to have some of their vacancies published for weeks.  Preventing Ireland’s labour market from being flooded with non-EEA nationals, the Irish government has reintroduced a test to survey if the labour market really needs a non-EEA national for some of the advertised vacancies. Today, each employer who is […]


How to apply for an Irish Visa and the Stamp System

By Jacqueline Russe / February 5, 2020

Irish Visas can be quite a complex topic. So, how do you apply for an Irish visa, who needs them and what can you do or not do if you have one? Obtaining an Irish visa can be quite a complicated process, depending on where you come from and what kind of visa you need. […]


Ireland’s Third Level Graduate Scheme

By Eli Romary / January 28, 2020

Ireland is an ideal place to live, work, and study. Ireland is home to many high quality institutions that also offer plenty of opportunities for international students. One of these opportunities is Ireland’s Third Level Graduate Scheme, available to non EEA/EU students who obtain a degree from a higher education institution in Ireland. What is […]

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