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Setting up Home in Ireland

I want to move back to Ireland : There are a range of logistical issues that need to be taken care of when moving from one country to another.

 Setting up home in Ireland

Finding a Home

Whether you want to rent or buy a property finding a place to live is a priority for most people.  There are a number of websites that can help in your search to find a suitable home the most popular of these are and  Individual estate and letting agencies will also have their own websites.

Getting Around

A comprehensive resource providing information on public Transport for Ireland is provided by the National Transport Authority.

Further information on motoring in Ireland is provided by the Citizens Information service.

Exchange of Drivers Licences

The Citizens Information service provide information on converting your driving licence to an Irish driving licence.


The importation of pets into Ireland has always been strictly controlled to ensure that diseases such as rabies are not introduced. The EU system of Passports for Pets allows cats, dogs and ferrets to travel between EU member states. This EU Pet Passport certifies that the pet has been identified by means of a microchip and vaccinated against rabies. Pets from higher risk non-EU countries will also require a blood test.

Other Useful Resources

Ireland Move Club is a blog that provides helpful tips and information on moving to Ireland.

Ireland’s Call is an award winning app that can help you decide where to live when you come home. It includes information on the healthiest towns, most competitive house prices and shortest commutes.