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to Ireland still has a lot going for it - for newcomers or those
returning after many years away.
Like many other countries - the Irish economy has slowed
down after several years of massive growth - but there are signs of
recovery in 2013. The Central Statistics Office estimate that the
number of Irish people returning to live in Ireland increased from
19,600 in 2011 to 20,600 in 2012.
Irish house prices have fallen by about 50% from their peak - which
is great for anyone looking to buy a house in Ireland. The house prices
in some areas are slowly starting to rise again (May 2013)) - and
now may be a good time to think about buying a home in Ireland again.
There are some bargains to be found.
In Ireland the personal taxation levels are still amongst the lowest
in the OECD. For companies relocating to Ireland - the corporation
tax is still one of the lowest in the world at 12.5%. Ireland is the
only English-speaking country that operates within the eurozone.
Jobs are not as easy to find in Ireland now as they were 4 or 5 years
ago. The construction sector was the main area of slowdown but many
major IT related companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Twitter,
Paypal ,Ebay ,Facebook HP, and Intel have located their European headquarters
The pace of life in Ireland is relaxed. Irish people seem to know
that life isn’t just about the stresses and strains that we’re faced
with daily, but rather about friends and family; holidays and celebrations;
a pint and a laugh with friends.
Ireland is still a relatively uncrowded island - with great scenery
and friendly people. Maybe your ancestors left Ireland many years
ago - and you now want to return to your Irish roots.
Maybe you were born in Ireland and are thinking of going back "home"
or even retiring in Ireland. Whatever your reasons - you should find
some useful information here to help you make the move.
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