Expatriate Community in Ireland

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Communities of Expatriates

Blogs For Expats
Expat blog
Expat blog
For Further Information
Irish way of life
Cultural news
Immigration Authority
Department of Foreign Affairs
Immigration Council
Transportation Companies For Moving/Removals

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Ranking of Cities

Cost of Living
Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in Europe. In 2007, Dublin was ranked 16th in the world.
Quality of Life
Good quality of life. Dublin is ranked 3rd in Europe and 27th in the world.
Sanitary Conditions
Dublin is ranked 3rd in Europe and 20th in the world for health and sanitation..
For Further Information
Finfacts Ireland, business and finance portal : quality of life and sanitary conditions.
Mercer Human Resources Consulting, cost of living.

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Renting an Apartment

Description of Apartments
Most rental properties are unfurnished, apart from kitchen facilities, a laundry facility and things like curtains and carpet.
Rental Costs
Landlords will usually ask for a deposit, which might be a week's or a month's rent.
Agencies or Private Rentals
Many real estate agents also deal in rental properties. Their commission charges are only due once a rental contract is completed, and these should not exceed one week’s rent.
Rental Agency Websites
Private Rentals Announcements Online
House rental
Other Possibilities For Accommodation
Local and evening papers, accommodation websites, hostels, flatshare...
For Further Information
Finding accommodation

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School System

School Level
The quality of Irish education is quite high. It breaks down into 3 levels of education: primary (years 1-8); secondary (years 1-3 in Junior Cycle, Year 4 in Transition, years 5-6 in Senior Cycle); tertiary (Universities, Colleges of Technology, Colleges of Education, Independent Colleges).
International Schools
Lycée Français d'Irlande
The American College
The St Kilian L'école allemande
For Further Information
Department of Education and Science
Study abroad

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Health System

Quality of Healthcare
Medical services are very good at major hospitals. Private clinics can be found in major cities. Common medical needs are readily obtained, and special supplies are normally available on short notice. Most pharmaceuticals are available.
International Hospitals
For all usefull resources concerning Health in Ireland, visit the website of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital (Dublin) and its healthlinks.
Health Insurance
Private health insurance is very common in Ireland (for private care in hospitals or from various health professionals in hospitals or in their practices).
3 insurance providers :
VHI (Voluntary Health Insurance Board);
Quinn Direct;
Accessibility of the Health Insurance Network to Foreigners
Health System Insurance Body
Department of Social and Family Affairs.
Health Ministry
Department of Health and Children

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