Question: I am currently in New Zealand on a work visa that expires in Jan 2018. I am on my partner’s visa. He works in construction and his professi(...)

With permanent residency, and  a nice life in place in Australia, how hard is it to get citizenship? Photograph: Getty Images

Q: Barbara My son (34) moved to Australia four and a half years ago and has been working as an engineer in Sydney for the past two years. He and his (...)

From Australia, you can  apply to New Zealand for your next working holiday visa, and tradespeople are in demand. Photograph: Getty Images

Q: James, in Sydney I’m writing to you from Australia, where I have been on a Working Holiday Visa for the past nine months. I’m loving it here, but (...)

Q: Niamh, Limerick Myself and my two friends would like to spend this summer abroad after our college exams finish. A lot of other people we know are(...)

Visit Canada on a working holiday visa and see  Moraine Lake and the snow-covered Rocky Mountain peaks in  Banff National Park, Alberta. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The smiley face on the website says it all. Canada is open to travellers, specifically young Irish ones looking to spend up to two years there on a wo(...)

The EU market is in the overall favourite (49 per cent) for Irish SMEs while the UK holds second place at 23 per cent. Photograph: iStock

More than twice the number of small and medium Irish businesses sees the EU as their most important market compared to the UK, a new survey has found.(...)

The Irish ICT sector was the area most likely to seek visas for foreign staff. Photograph: iStock

The number of Irish work permits issued in 2016 is set to rise by 35 per cent by the end of the year, new figures released on Thursday show. Accordi(...)

Minister of State for Financial Services Eoghan Murphy: department has “clear roadmap” on maximising Brexit opportunities. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government has been warned to prepare for a surge in Irish work permit applications in the wake of Brexit. Migration specialists VisaFirst said (...)

The Health Services Executive was Ireland’s biggest importer of skills in the first fourth months of 2016, with 479 visa applicants. ( Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire)

The economic recovery is driving a record number of visa applicants, with the number of visa applications from non-EU professionals for 2016 likely t(...)

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(...)

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