Hello. Quick question. Moving to Dublin from States with 11 year old daughter next year. My husband is from Dublin (has not lived there in 20 years) and we all have dual citizenship. Have researched a lot, but get no feedback about introducing my American tween to Irish school/secondary. Love to hear from people who have American teenage kids who moved to Ireland. Or from people who can help. Thinking about Malahide, because we have family there.
Trying to make the transition easier for my child.
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I wondered if we would be better at an international school for the older one. He's not in IB here, but is in AP.
For the 16 year old need to be aware of the learning cert and leaving cert which are tests taken to determine what professional study/degree and university one can attend in Ireland. Parents often get tutors and exam is extremely stressful. Plus given only once.
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Are there accommodations in Dublin that are similar to the "extended stay" style hotels in America? If one is going to be in country for 3-12 months do they rent an apartment?
You could check out self-catering accommodations, might be less expensive than hotels.
I Googled "self-catering Dublin" and found a nice assortment, including this one: http://www.dublincityapartments.ie/
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I am looking to move to Ireland, and am trying to find the best location where I might find a job in my field. I have worked for 30 years in the US as a fitness professional, training, doing rehab, diet and exercise counseling, private, and in gyms. Any suggestions?
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People here are starting to talk a lot about fitness and obesity, as Irish people start to look less like Europeans and more like Americans.
If you have your own business and can show several years of stability & success, you can move it here. It will be easiest if you are exporting products (even if the product is something digital, like a website membership), but any self-sustaining business will be looked at favorably. Have you thought about (or designed in the past) a weekend or after-work fitness program?
You should also try to make a contact within the HSE. If you have a business that targets a segment of the population that is on the HSE's radar, you might qualify for a contract to serve that population; for example, you might be able to provide an after-school fitness program for low-income primary school students.
Using Google.Ie Will search Irish sites.
My wife and I plan to retire to Ireland this coming fall. We will be starting with an exploratory trip to look for a place to live. We would appreciate any recommendations you may have. We woul like to be within 2 hours drive of an intrnational airport, and in a smaller town/village. for example, a town we are looking at is Carrick on Shannon. We are looking for a scenic village large enough to provide some social activities without having to live in a giant city like Dublin. Also, is it any warmer/drier in the south around Cork vs up north neal Galway?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide
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It would be difficult to gestimate how much it would cost you as I have been driving here with a full Irish licence for quite some time. This along with the year, make model and cc of car and coverage i.e. fully comprehensive, third party will give you an idea. Here are some motor tax rates http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/web/Cork%20County%20Council/Departments/Finance/Motor%20Tax/Motor%20Tax%20Rates Check an Irish car insurance site for a similar car to get an idea.
Here's a link to the AA Ireland website which lists the costs. I notice from this chart that if you're not paying for parking you can shave a huge amount off your costs:
Hey everyone. Im a recent veteran of the US military. I have been accepted to go to school full time at Waterford Inst of Technology starting Sept. I plan to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill to pay for tuition.
My question is concerning the student registration/visa requirements by Garda. educationireland.com has a list of requirements, and I want to make sure that I understand the list correctly ( link: http://www.educationinireland.com/en/how-do-i-apply-/get-your-student-visa/for-higher-education/registration-gnib-.html )
-Prove I am enrolled in an NQA of Ireland <--How would I show proof and what is it?
-Have a letter of acceptance from school<--I have this
-Prove that i have paid €6000 fees to institution <--Does this refer to the tuition, other fees, or both? Since I will be using the GI Bill, will this be sufficient proof?
-Show an Irish bank account statement with at least €3000 <--The GI Bill pays $1429 for housing per month so would this be sufficient substitute, or is having the money the only option?
-Show you have private medical insurance at registration <--Not too worried about this one right now, but if anyone has advice on where to go to get some that would be great.
If anyone can answer any or all of it, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thx Tom, that's really great information. I'm in the process of triple checking on the gi bill for the school. The school needs to be on the approved list (which it is), and they have had prior us vets going through. I emailed the liaisons at the school to verify and do the paperwork for it as well.
I was confused about the bank account situation, Ive read a few different things about it and the funding reqs so thank you for clearing that up. By recent, I separated last Oct and I'm 0% on what few things they listed (I worked in an industrial environment away from warzones. Always used protective equipment so I'm not holding my breathe on disability) I was also honorably discharged without a retirement. So besides my savings and the gi bill, va benes don't apply to me.
You better double check that the GI Bill will actually pay for college in a foreign country. I know there's always fine print I'd hate to see you pay for stuff out of pocket to end up losing it because they don't.
As far as your questions, I know that the Irish bank account with with a minimum balance is a must, $1429 is only €1027 so depending on your rent and what it includes, you'll either need additional income coming in or a nice balance in the bank. Private medical insurance is something else that you'll have to get, if you fall short of any of the requirements you'll not get the approval or a visa. If you're a recent vet, you might want to wait till you see if you get anything on your VA Disability rating, it might be enough to get you over the limits for income. Good luck.
My fiancee and I are looking to move to Dublin at the end of this summer. (I'm a dual Irish/US citizen, and she works for a multinational corporation with a large office there).
I've seen relocation agents mentioned as being helpful...how much does such a service run? Mostly, we'd like someone to help us find an appropriate flat. From what I've seen, almost every flat advertised online is furnished with ugly furniture or lacks the conveniences we've become accustomed to as lazy, energy-wasting Americans (dishwasher & washer-dryer). We need to find someplace minimally furnished with tasteful furniture that coordinates with the nice, contemporary furniture we already have, or find an unfurnished flat . Has anyone had any luck with this?? Thank you!
P.S. I've seen some horrifying caveats in ads--"no students, no children, no welfare recipients, professionals only, etc. so it seems like housing discrimination is totally acceptable in Ireland. My fiancee and I are gay--would it be better for us to pretend to be straight roomates when house-hunting? Thanks!
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No one here cares if you're gay; they only care about whether you'll pay your rent on time. What you're seeing in the posts is not discrimination, but rather a refusal to rent to people with bad or no credit history.
If you want American-style appliances, you'll have to buy them yourself and have them installed. Dishwashers here are the same as in the US, but washer-dryers, refrigerators, and freezers tend to be much smaller (think dorm fridges) and much more energy-conscious - which you will grow to appreciate when you start paying Irish utility bills.
Check daft.ie for basics rental listings, and then follow up with the agents attached to those listings to ask for more details or to find apartments that are more your style. As noted, Dublin is very big, with apartments in large ranges of size, style, location, and age.
Also have your fiancée check with colleagues at the Dublin office of her company. People there will be able to advise on the best parts of the city to live in, in terms of commutes and other basics.
And seriously, there are jerks everywhere, but you're not going to run into housing discrimination over orientation. And pretending to be roommates wouldn't work, anyway - Irish people are nosy and they notice everything.
Good luck -
For someone who has not yet been to Ireland ,you appear to have a lot of hangups and misconceptions.
As in any other major city,there is a wide range & variety of accomodation in/around Dublin & generally,if you are willing to pay the market rate you can find chic state of the art apartments/houses or more basic accomodation at a lower price.I suggest that you seek out some large Estate Agents in Dublin(Google will help you) ,,advise them of your accomodation requirements/the budget that you have & work from there.Your sexuality is your own business & you should find the modern Ireland quite progressive in this matter.