Expat Ireland News
Latest 10 news items tagged Ireland
7 Apr at 6 PM 2020
An appeal by an Irish expat living and working in China has resulted in donations totalling €20,000 being used to send protective equipment to the home country.
Fiona Sheahan, an expat teacher at a Shanghai primary school, also heads up an Irish community group holding traditional cultural events such as St Patrick’s Day, cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Intending to raise money for essential personal protection items desperately needed back home, she posted on WeChat calling for donations. Much to her amazement, over four...
23 Feb at 9 AM 2020
British expats join in volunteer beach clean up for two weeks running.
As the world-wide call to protect the planet against its human inhabitants gathers momentum, British expats in Orihuela rushed to join in for two weeks running. The first clean-up was scheduled for Tuesday last week, but only three local government employees were scheduled for the plastic pick-up of debris washed onto the sands of Playa Flamenca resort by Storm Gloria.
Tonnes of plastic refuse including around 15,000 bottles were strewn across the beach, a...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2020
British expats in Spain are now being warned of the dangers of drinking tap water.
According to a recent study, Spain’s municipal tap water is amongst Europe’s most dangerous to drink. The study, aimed at identifying chemicals in tap water, was carried out by scientists at Barcelona’s Institute for Global Health, and included samples from all the 27 European Union member states with the exception of Romania and Bulgaria. The group of chemicals found in the Spanish sample are believed to cause bladder cancer.
2 Dec at 6 PM 2019
For would-be British expats considering a move to the Republic of Ireland
, Dublin’s residential property prices are falling at last.
Following the 208 global financial crisis, the Irish capital’s real estate prices increased rapidly to heights not seen for many years, discouraging both locals and expats from taking a chance on a purchase. The boom continued, with average prices last seen to be falling on an annual basis pre-2012. The latest figures from the Republic’s Central Statistics Office show house prices falling by 1.5...
24 Oct at 6 PM 2019
Dublin wins out over European cities for luring London-based financial services firms.
The question over which European city will gain the most financial services companies fleeing the UK to avoid Brexit’s consequences has now been answered. Out of some 332 financial services firms who’ve moved out of the UK, 115 have chosen the Republic of Ireland
’s capital, Dublin. Luxembourg gained second place with 71 and Paris attracted 69, whilst Frankfurt’s 45 and Amsterdam’s 40 making up the total in losses to the UK economy....
16 Sep at 6 PM 2019
Expats in a charming French village are living in fear of a no deal Brexit.
British expats make up a quarter of the population of the quaint French village of Gouarec, and are becoming more and more anxious about their futures as the clock winds down to October 31. Their fears are focused on access to French healthcare and their pension entitlements, as well as losing their rights to free movement as many have family and friends back in the UK. As has been the case since the 2016 referendum, they’ve been unable to get concrete...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2019
Expat families from across the world are taking advantage of the shrinking pound to enrol their children in British independent schools.
Perhaps the only thing the UK is now famous for is its top quality independent education, available at a high cost to the children of expatriates as well as Britons. Right now, with sterling looking to crash still further between now and the end of the year, the cost of a first-class education and its help in gaining entry to a famous university will be far less than in the immediate past. At this...
26 Aug at 6 PM 2019
UK expats are being warned over a Brexit-linked increase in anti-British sentiment in Ireland
In the 20 years following the Good Friday agreement, anti-British feelings in the Republic of Ireland
waned to an almost negligible amount, but the 2016 referendum seems to have ignited a new wave of resentment against the UK and its citizens. At the same time, anti-Irish sentiment in the UK is on the increase. The British government and the British people are now being seen as audacious for even attempting to destabilise the precious peace...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019
A recent study is warning a no-deal Brexit is likely to cause the loss of around 70,000 jobs in Spain alone, with a total of 1.2 million across EU member states.
The study, commissioned by the Belgian government and carried out at Leuven University in Belgium, was the first attempt to tell it like it is as regards the economic damage Brexit is expected to cause across the entire European Union as well as in the UK. Every European Union member state is expected to be affected, with Germany losing just under 300,000 jobs, France losing...
30 Jul at 6 PM 2019
For those who thought the recent report on UK expats’ rights to sue the British government was fake news, perhaps it’s time to think again.
A British MP has issued a warning to Boris Johnson that UK expats in Europe will be legally entitled to sue the British government should they lose their rights to live and work in Europe due to a no-deal Brexit. Senior Tory back-bencher and former government legal advisor Alberto Costa issued his warning to Johnson via a letter, having resigned from a government position earlier this year over...