The work visa changes, which are contained in the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2015, have been introduced because of a skills shortage in a number of industries, most notably the IT sector.

Changes to existing regulations that make it easier for individuals from overseas to secure work visas in Ireland have been welcomed. The changes, wh(...)

Canada has launched a new residency selection system which allows authorities to hand-pick workers with the aim of delivering the workforce the country needs through immigration. Pictured: Canadian ambassador to Ireland Loyola Hearn and Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Anyone considering a move to Canada should take note of the new Express Entry selection system now in place. Previously all residency applications wer(...)

Antipodean idyll: the laid-back lifestyle and the beautiful beaches, such as on Fraser Island in  Queensland, attract Irish people to Australia. Photograph: Tourism Australia

With some of the “best cities in the world”, beautiful beaches, sunny skies and a laidback lifestyle, it’s no wonder Australia attracts so many Irish,(...)

Ready for take-off: the 6,350   working-holiday visas for Canada available to Irish people were allocated within two days. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

At the Working Abroad Expo in the RDS in Dublin this month, mechanics and plumbers lined up alongside bankers and nurses looking for informatio(...)