Im relocating to Dublin with my wife and 6.5 yr old son. I will be working close to the Grand Canal dock. Im looking for a
- 2/3 bedroom house,
- proximity to shops, parks and green spaces very important – “village” feel if possible.
- Choice of a range of good schools v. imp.
- good transport links (don't anticipate driving for a bit)
Budget for rental will be max €1.5k -1.8k per month.
Any guidance is appreciated!
Daft link to rental properties in Dublin:
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I suggest daft.ie or propertypal.ie to search rentals
posted Being accepted in rural Ireland
on the Ireland forum on September 06, 2014:
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We are not quite ready yet but are very interested in ireland. My husband has the right to citizenship through his grandparents. I can get into the EU through my mother that was born in Greece but would rather do that later . He has rights through being a descendant. just wondering what we should do first
Nope, not true. If your grandparents were born in Ireland, your parents were automatically citizens. As long as you can find your grandparent's birth records, you can obtain citizenship through descent. That means collecting a lot of birth and marriage records, of course.
I've done this myself and it wasn't exactly a walk in the park but it is a perfectly valid way of obtaining citizenship.
"Irish citizen parents born outside Ireland.
If you were born outside Ireland to an Irish citizen who was himself or herself born outside Ireland, then you are entitled to become an Irish citizen. If your parent derived Irish citizenship in another manner, for example, through marriage, adoption or naturalisation, you can become an Irish citizen."
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I'm fairly certain that Irish law now states that you can only gain citizenship through parents, and they must have been a citizen when you were born. I think they've basically closed the grandparent clause in that. Unless they've changed things again.
posted LOOKING FOR A JOB
on the Ireland forum on September 02, 2014:
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I am moving with my husband and 3 kids to Ireland this summer and trying to figure out if it's worth shipping our furniture. This is a permanent move, and while I like our furniture, it's not super expensive stuff, so just wondering if it's worth it. Still calling around for prices. Any advice from anyone who has shipped furniture, etc. from the US to Ireland? Did you have to deal with duty taxes for the furniture you shipped?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
I believe I'll take pictures and write on each box what's in it.
Also, think I'll get some referrals from the Irish Embassy to screen out the fly-by-night shippers.
I will tell you this, what ever you ship, with who ever you ship, make sure you write down a complete inventory of your stuff. We finally got our shipment, they lost loads of our stuff. When the agent did our survey he told us that if we allowed them to pack things, then they'd be covered for breakage under the insurance. NOT TRUE. We only claimed a few big ticket items we knew would cost to repair or replace......they refused to cover anything because we didn't list it on the insurance paper. So if I were you, I'd start writing.
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I found the above member name PURPLEPIG.IE on a FaceBook page for group called (~~~ Expat in Ireland ~~~) evidently they rent homes to people with idea purchasing them later just like in USA Just type Ireland in Fb search to get find it. I do not Know where the homes are located as I have not joined the group ( it is a Open Group.)
I couldn't either, but I have accessed it in the past/
THAT IS ACCURATE. I TRIED TO FIND IT ALSO AND COULD NOT.
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I've seen a lot IT jobs posted for Ireland. However, none of them are for fiber optic cabling. Is it not used in Ireland or am I looking the wrong way? I have to think at least the telcos and video providers use fiber.
Telco has subcontracted all it's work out to small companies. There is only one video company and it's a dish type company called Skye, while there appear to be a lot of IT jobs....when I've applied, I've gotten....this is a very junior position, the employers are afraid you'll get bored and go elsewhere. I've had two interviews with Google, but because I could perform Linux in my sleep, they didn't want me, and that was for a hardware position for racking and stacking. The rest I either don't hear from again or I get the you're over qualified for this position. Not sure if over qualified is Irish for you're older than what we're looking for or not. I've been looking for over 6 months now. I've even looked for jobs outside IT, I couldn't get a job with Aldi because I have more than one brain cell and they're looking for people that don't think for themselves. (this was said to me by their recruiter) I couldn't get a job as a security guard because you have to have several certificates that no one seems to offer. Hell you can't even get a job as a ditch digger here because you have to have safety certificates and a few others..... to answer your question, there is some fiber optics in use here, mostly in a few data centers, but for the most part....you don't see anyone looking for a fiber optic tech.
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Hello, it is with heavy heart that we've had to make the decision after 6 months here in Ireland to move back to the states. Not something I really wanted, but there appears to be NO jobs here that I'm not over qualified for. So I'm not sure if that's just an Irish way of saying you're too old....either way we're looking for anyone who has some experience with shippers from Ireland to States? Thanks
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Hi Tom, I understand, I have now been in Ireland for two years and can honestly say I have hated it for many reasons that I won't go into. The best company I used to get to Ireland was SOS shippers, I really like Tony Cavaliere, if you call him tell him Kate Mackey recommended him. I needed to get a copy of paperwork last year from him and just asked if he could arrange a move back he said sure. So, you can use the people who brought you originally they all liason between the countries. i loved SOS, they were terrific.
Glad I could offer some help. While Ireland has been a fantastic experience, it has made me quite aware of things that you won't hear or see on any tourist board. I just wish I'd put my stuff in storage instead of shipping it. Right now we're in limbo, I'm waiting on job interviews in the states and can't give movers even a general area to get quotes, we may just have to sell everything we brought with us and just take our suitcases. If I had it to do over again, I'd have taken some time off from work, taken a trip over here for a few months and then make the decision on if we wanted to live here. I can safely say, we'd been back in the states within 3 months. Good luck to those that are moving here, good luck to those that are already here. Ireland, it turns out just isn't for me and my family.