The cost of living is 8 per cent lower in Ireland than in New York, according to data compiled by Numbeo and MoveHub. Image:

Thinking of moving abroad and want to know more about the cost of living in your destination? Numbeo is a useful website detailing the average pric(...)

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan with Consul General in New York Barbara Jones and director general of the GAA Paraic Duffy at Dublin Castle yesterday before a panel discussion on the diaspora and emigrant welfare. Photograph: Lensmen Photography

A referendum on whether to permit Irish citizens living overseas to vote in presidential elections is “unlikely” to be held this year, Minister of (...)

€5.8 million holiday home: Tulira Castle in  Co Galway. Photographs: Fennell Photography

Tech millionaire Niall Turley has boughtTulira Castle, a meticulously-restored 16th-century tower and Victorian house on 265 acres in Co Galway, fo(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As we take more trips abroad, and more of us move overseas, the number of people falling on hard times while they are away is on the rise. This wee(...)

Ciaran Lowney: ‘I have never had any trouble getting work. Kiwis like can do people, and demonstrating this to complement your skills will count for a lot.’

Ciaran Lowney has lived in New Zealand with his Kiwi wife since 2003. He is on the board of the Auckland Irish Society and works as an ac(...)

If you are already an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you  don’t need a visa to work in New Zealand.

Irish citizens who intend to work, study or set up a business in New Zealand need to have the right visa to suit their circumstances. The New Z(...)

All three major cities in New Zealand - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch -  get more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year.

New Zealand may not lure as many Irish as its Aussie neighbour, but its more temperate climate, lush green scenery and lower cost of living make it(...)

Sarah Lynch with her husband Barry and son Oliver (1)

Teacher Sarah Lynch and her young family moved to Christchurch in 2012 after her husband, a quantity surveyor, lost his job. He is now helping to rebu(...)

Homes tend to typically be in an inner city apartment block, or a fully detached, individually built suburban or rural house.

The most popular areas for new Irish arrivals in New Zealand are Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, followed by Queenstown and Dunedin. Acc(...)

Despite a shortage of workers, there won’t be jobs for everyone, so it is important to do your research before leaving to make sure your skills and experience match what employers are looking for.

Employment market For most people emigrating in search of work, booming Australia has been an obvious choice in recent years over New Zealand, (...)