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Around 10,000 Irish people live in the UAE; around one-third of them are teachers. Photograph: iStock

Irish emigrants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have advised women who move there against getting a taxi alone. One Irish woman living there says it(...)

Photograph: Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty

With less than three weeks to go until Britain is due to exit the European Union, it is a time of uncertainty for the almost 400,000 Irish-b(...)

As a community, the Irish have the highest median age - 53 years - of any immigrant group here in Britain. Photograph: iStock

With a COMMUNITY of almost 400,000, the United Kingdom is host to the largest Irish-born POPULATION outside of the Republic of Ireland. Despit(...)

I’m moving back to home to Ireland in the next few months with my partner, who is from an EU country. Can he apply for a PPS number before we return?

Question: I’m moving back to home to Ireland in the next few months with my partner, who is from an EU country. Can he apply for a PPS number before (...)

Crosscare Migrant Project’s new report ‘A hundred thousand welcomes?’ details the  difficulties experienced by returned Irish emigrants applying for social welfare.

This week, Crosscare Migrant Project published a report highlighting how some returning Irish emigrants are being refused social welfare because of in(...)

My wife and I are planning to move home from Canada later this year with our two children, aged four and two. Will they qualify for child benefit?

Question: My wife and I are planning to move home from Canada later this year with our two children, aged four and two. We are trying to work out our(...)

If one or both of you were born in Ireland and you have Irish passports, your child will be an Irish citizen at birth no matter where s/he is born. Photograph: iStock

Q: Our first child will be born in New Zealand in March. My wife and I are both Irish and would like our baby to have Irish citizenship, even though (...)

An increasing number of Irish couples are returning to live in Ireland with young children born abroad. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Q: My partner and I are moving back to Cork from Canada this summer. We have been living here for nearly six years, and now have an almost one-ye(...)

To get  maternity benefit, an expectant mother must be in insurable employment in Ireland. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Question: SJ, Australia My partner and I are expecting our first baby in September. We are trying to decide if we should move back to Ireland from Au(...)

 A person who has worked in a number of countries could receive a pension from Ireland, as well as from the US.

Question I am Irish born and educated, and I emigrated to Switzerland in my twenties. I worked with the South Eastern Health Board for three years i(...)

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