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Returning to Ireland?

Thinking of moving back home to Ireland?

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If you are thinking of moving back to Ireland, we recommend that you do as much research as you can in advance to ensure that your move back is as smooth as possible.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has a dedicated page of resources to help you prepare for your return to Ireland including information on jobs, training, taxes, visas, schooling and setting up home.

The Embassy would also be delighted to assist with any queries. And you may also wish to consider researching the following websites:

Citizens Information

Citizens Information provides a wide range of information on public services and entitlements in Ireland. Specific information on returning to Ireland is provided on the "Returning to Ireland" section of their website.

Department of Social Protection

The "Moving to or from Ireland" section on their homepage provides a guide to welfare entitlements and how to transfer your private pension.

Crosscare Migrant Project

Crosscare provides an information and advocacy service for people considering a move home or who have just arrived back. They provide information on a range of issues on their "Moving Home from Abroad" webpage including on looking for employment, finding accommodation, education and training.

Safe Home Ireland

Safe Home Ireland provides an information and advice service to anyone who may be considering returning to Ireland. They also assist older qualifying Irish-born emigrants to explore the option of returning to secure and affordable housings in the native areas.