The  report contains 30 recommendations on seven key topics affecting returning Irish emigrants. Photograph: iStock

A new report commissioned by the Government has made 30 recommendations to smooth the way for emigrants moving back to Ireland. These come as a resul(...)

To assist those looking to buy a home, Indecon says that returning emigrants who have paid Irish tax in the last 14 or 15 years should be entitled to the Government’s Help to Buy scheme for first-time buyers.

New legislation should be considered to remove discriminatory pricing by motor insurance companies on Irish emigrants who face costly premiums after r(...)

Emma Prunty: ‘We were really starting to feel the lack of one key ingredient that we have seen truly connects you to a place. Family.’

“Will there be a school play I can be in? Do they have scouts in Ireland? Can I have my own room? Does this mean we can finally get a dog?” Our kids (...)

‘ I changed career, learned a new language, found my passion. It was exciting, liberating, and, at times, really lonely.’

“I’m moving back to Europe”. This is my line about leaving Argentina in May. After five years of inflation, instability and muling basic necessities l(...)

Emigrants returning to Ireland from a number of countries including the US currently have to go through the full driver learning process, which includes the driver theory test, a mandatory 12 Essential Driver Training (EDT) lessons, and the driving test. Photograph: iStock

The Government is to introduce measures to make it easier for immigrants and returning Irish emigrants with foreign driving licences to get back on th(...)

Frustrated: returning emigrants are being treated like 17-year-old boy racers.

The motor insurance industry has let Irish consumers down at almost every turn in recent years. First it engaged in a reckless price war that left the(...)

From healthcare and human resources to construction, many workers have trouble getting their overseas qualifications recognised in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

As part of a consultation process for the Government’s first Global Irish Diaspora Policy, published in March 2015, “recognition of qualifications” wa(...)

‘I wanted my professional and sporting careers to not alone continue in Ireland, but flourish; after all, I was coming back to my homeland.’

While living in Australia, I followed the news from Ireland closely. In 2015 and 2016, Enda Kenny repeatedly pleaded with the Irish abroad to bring th(...)

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(...)

Emigrants who left during the recession say they are being deterred from returning due to high fees. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a big, game-changing announcement. On St Patrick’s Day in 2014, then minister for education Ruairi Quinn brought relief to Irish families scatt(...)

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