Online Service Launched For Irish Expats Returning Home

A new online resource has launched for Irish expats seeking to move home.

The 'Returning to Ireland' portal is designed to help emigrants navigate the challenges of returning to Ireland.

Available through the Citizens Information website, it contains advice on residency and citizenship, education and schooling, finding somewhere to live, starting work, organising your finances and a host of other useful topics.

Launching the resource, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, T.D., 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."

Chief Executive of the Citizens Information Board Angela Black added: "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 citizensinformation.ie 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.

"We hope that this information on returning to Ireland, in addition to the existing 1,200 webpages already available, helps our Irish citizens abroad navigate their way back home."


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