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How does the Social Welfare System in Ireland work?

By Jacqueline Russe / February 17, 2020

Social welfare is an important part of a functional society, no matter how small. But who is responsible for the social welfare system in Ireland and who is eligible for social welfare payments? Social welfare schemes are organised public or private social services to assist disadvantaged groups of people, for example, single parents or the […]


Income tax in Ireland: a guide

By Emma Grove / February 17, 2020

Income tax is a tricky thing to wrap your head around anywhere in the world, let alone in when you move to a new country. You know you have to pay it but how much are you charged? Are there ways to reduce the amount of income tax in Ireland you have to pay? How […]


How to get an Irish bank account

By Eli Romary / February 14, 2020

If you want to live and work in Ireland, chances are you will need an Irish bank account. After moving here, this is probably one of the first things you will want to do after getting a PPS number. However, since there are many different banks and account types to choose from, how will you […]


Social Housing in Ireland: All you need to know

By Jacqueline Russe / February 13, 2020

Many people all over the world rely on social housing. But what exactly is it and who provides social housing in Ireland? Social housing is a kind of housing meant for people who can’t afford their own accommodation for whatever reason. Local authorities are the main provider of social housing in Ireland. Local authority housing […]


Planning permission and building a house in Ireland

By Nicholas Lane / February 13, 2020

The Irish dream isn’t a white picket fence and a Cadillac, it’s most likely a wee family, a decent house and a bit of privacy ‒ you need planning permission before building a family nest, so here’s all you need to know, from the rules to the application process.  Building a house is a monumental […]


How to apply for an Irish bank loan

By Eli Romary / February 13, 2020

As the cost of living rises, so does the cost of basic necessities. Things like housing, cars, and travel are becoming more expensive than in the past. In order to combat the rising costs, there is no shame in taking out a loan in order to ease financial burden. Here is everything you need to […]


Renting in Ireland: all the info you need to know

By Carlotta Cutrale / February 6, 2020

The first thing you might want to find after you move to another country is accommodation. And yet, sometimes the best solution is to take a room for rent or even a house. Check this overview on how to find a room/house for rent in Ireland.  You might have found a job in Ireland but […]


Buying property in Ireland: A comprehensive overview

By Emma Grove / February 6, 2020

Considering buying property in Ireland? With rent prices continuing to rise all over the country, purchasing a property is becoming more and more appealing to those who can afford to do so. Not sure how to get started? Read below for an overview on all the considerations you must take into account.  Whether you’re looking […]


Renting a car in Ireland

By Jacqueline Russe / January 8, 2020

Many people coming to Ireland rent a car to do a road trip around the island. But renting a car in Ireland can prove to be difficult if you don’t know what to look out for. It is not surprising that more and more people opt to rent a car or share it with another […]


St. Stephen’s Day and January sales 2019

By Fernanda Otero / December 23, 2019

Christmas hasn’t even arrived and already we are talking about the sales which are just around the corner. Even though we are still a few days out, a lot of retailers have decided to kick things off early, with the St. Stephen’s Day and January sales in Ireland 2019. Shopping, shopping shopping, that’s what Christmas […]

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