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Returning to Ireland

  • 22/08/2019
  • Author:bridgetmccall

New Citizens Ireland website information resource launched

Dublin Airport

'Returning to Ireland', a new online information portal for Irish people seeking to move back to Ireland has been launched today.

Created by the Citizens Information Board with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this new resource contains information on the practicalities involved in returning to Ireland. This includes practical information on Irish public services aimed specifically at people returning to live in Ireland.

Sections include:

  • Planning your journey home

  • Residency and citizenship

  • Finding somewhere to live

  • Applying for social welfare

  • Coming home with children

  • Retiring to Ireland.

Citizens Information Board's Chief Executive's comments

Angela Black, Chief Executive of Citizens Information Board, said: “The Citizens Information Board is delighted to be part of this joint initiative with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to create this important online resource for emigrants returning to Ireland. Last year recorded more than 13 million users and 47 million page views. This new Returning to Ireland category will be a very useful resource for all Irish citizens living abroad and thinking about coming home, whatever their stage in life.

Minister for State for the Diaspora and International Development's comments

Minister Ciarán Cannon T.D. chairs the Government’s Interdepartmental Committee on the Irish Abroad, which works to facilitate a whole of government response to issues affecting Irish people overseas. It is a key component of the Government’s commitment under Ireland’s Diaspora Policy to facilitate, in practical ways, those that left Ireland and want to return home.

He said:“I am keenly aware that returning to Ireland from abroad can be a challenging experience. This is why the Government is committed to making this process as smooth as possible by ensuring that, as a first step, people thinking about making the move have access to comprehensive, detailed and accurate information.

“The Citizens Information Board has already consolidated its position as the go-to resource for information about public services in Ireland. This new content, specially catered for returning emigrants, is exceptionally detailed and will no doubt be an invaluable resource for Irish emigrants moving back home.”

Browse the Citizens Advice: Returning to Ireland resource

Source: Citizens Information Board press release: Returning to Ireland

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