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Old 07-17-2008, 05:56 AM
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My ancestors all came from the island and i feel i should go back, the United States is actually nothing of what you hear, im sick of it. Im sick of the lies, the dirty politics, and being a coporate asset to the U.S, and getting F****** around by the Police (State) here. Ireland sounds like a dream compared to what is here....
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:38 AM
Location: Western Mass.
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You'll need an umbrella!
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:42 AM
Location: Mesquite, TX
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Did I miss a press release? Ireland is part of the UK again?
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:47 AM
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As an ex pat of Ireland, I moved to the usa when I was 20. I love going home, but would I live there again ; no way.

Go and visit first. Have a good holiday but its hard to live there.

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Old 07-18-2008, 08:20 AM
Location: In a delirium
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Sounds like you need to go take a look at the country yourself. It is a lovely country. What do you want us to do for you? You sound very young. Do you have at least dual citizenship? It doesn't really matter where your ancestors came from. You were born here, you are an American, and thus you'll be coming in as an outsider. I don't know about Ireland, specifically, but it's very difficult to get work in Europe. They have all the competent people they need and if they don't, there are cheaper places from which to pull.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:52 PM
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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You won't be able to work there until you can get a visa. Can't imagine what makes you think that life will be any better across the pond. Utopia is a state of mind not a geographical location. Cheers!
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:43 PM
Location: rain city
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Ireland - Immigration Services - Citizenship

Citizenship for Ireland

Anyone born on the island of Ireland is entitled to Irish citizenship. That right was enshrined in the 1956 Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act. Since December 1999, under Articles 2 and 3 of the Irish Constitution, that entitlement has been a Constitutional one and may only be removed by a Constitutional referendum.

A person whose father or mother was an Irish citizen at the time of his or her birth is also an Irish citizen from birth. A person whose grandparent was born in Ireland may become an Irish citizen by registering in the Foreign Births Register at an Irish embassy or consular office, or at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.

A person whose great-grandparent was born in Ireland may register for Irish citizenship, provided that the applicant's parent had registered in the Foreign Births Register before the person's birth.

..... Depending how far back your family left Ireland you may be eligible for citizenship.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:54 PM
Location: Ireland
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Sure, come on over. Welcome to the most expensive f*****g country you'll ever see. And the f*****g wettest. And you'll need to learn to say f******g a lot, by the way. (seriously!!)

It's not easy being an immigrant in Ireland; but if you really love the place and want to give it a go, phone your nearest Irish embassy or consulate (or visit them online) to ask what you'll need to do to immigrate legally. It will help if you've got a profession, or finances to support yourself: you have to prove you can support yourself before registering as a resident, I think (things might have changed, so best ask.)

Housing prices here are ridiculous, jobs are getting scarce, and the economy's trying its best to collapse, just like the rest of the world these days. So check and double-check before you make the jump.

Personally, I think it IS a perfectly wonderful place to live! Except the cold and wet and expense, but it IS a perfectly wonderful place to live, really.

Oh, and...you have the Gaelic, right?
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:55 PM
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They usually go back to Grandparents. After that it gets sticky. Dont forget, you need the Irish birth certificate from the parent/grandparent that was born in Ireland. it is the long form and if it was after 1921, it will be in gaelic.

To live and work there ; it is a different kettle of fish. I really strongly advise visiting there for an extended time before moving. Too many people I know went home only to return to the USA again.

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Old 07-22-2008, 09:35 AM
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And you would be contributing exactly what to Ireland that would make their government leap to welcome you??
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