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Dublin to recycle PET bottles on the go

By Peter Dlhopolec / March 7, 2020

Dublin will install colourful bins to see people recycle PETs in the city centre.    Dublin City Council and its partners will be launching a new campaign to encourage people to recycle plastic bottles (PETs) and aluminium cans. A total of 300 million PETs and 150 million cans go to waste each year in Ireland, […]


A new website monitors air quality and noise levels in Dublin

By Peter Dlhopolec / March 4, 2020

Dublin has also committed to meeting WHO air quality guidelines by 2030.     What is the air quality in Dublin like? And is Ireland’s capital noisy? Finding out answers to these two questions has now become easier. Dublin City Council has launched the website through which people can access real time information about the […]


PPS number: all you need to know about it

By Carlotta Cutrale / February 26, 2020

Probably one of the first things people keep on repeating once you’ve set foot in Ireland is to have a PPS number. It is indeed one of the basic requirements the Irish government will ask you whether you’re looking for a job or looking to benefit from any number of government initiatives. It can be […]


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 […]


The worst jobs in Ireland: can you make this list bigger?

By Fernanda Otero / February 24, 2020

We all have to work to live, sometimes, doing bad jobs is impossible to avoid. Babylon did a survey and found some answers and some useful information about jobs that you should avoid. What makes people happy in life? Without thinking too much, the answer could be: a happy family, a place to live, a […]


Coronavirus: Deflecting the truth or power over lives?

By Yawei Cheng / February 22, 2020

There are conflicting reports about the situation in Wuhan. How much of what we are being told is true and how does the official report stack up against what is being said on the ground. Our reporter in Taiwan gives us the details. Covid-19 disease, known as 2019-nCoV, has grown to be a global public […]


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, […]

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