Ireland

Summary of Ireland’s 2024 Budget: Tax Cuts, Welfare Increases, and More

Ireland’s 2024 Budget aims to improve the economy and citizens’ lives with increased spending, one-time payments, and tax reductions. Finance Minister Michael McGrath and Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe have jointly presented the plan. Finance Minister Michael McGrath announced a €14 billion spending package, including core spending, tax hikes, and non-core expenditure. Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe introduced measures […]

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2 More Applicants Will Soon Obtain Their Irish Residency Under the Ireland Investor Immigrant Programme

Two more of our clients will soon Obtain their Irish Residency under the Ireland Investor Immigrant Programme (IIP). They have contributed €400,000 each to the Sensational Kids Flagship Child Development Centre, a critical initiative supporting Ireland’s future generations. The first application process commenced on June 16, 2022, leading to the acquisition of a Pre-approval on

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Ireland Ranked 2nd in World Competitiveness

The IMD World Competitiveness Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, released its 35th annual World Competitiveness Rankings. Since 1989, IMD has evaluated the competitiveness of economies worldwide based on four indicators: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure (a total of 336 sub-indicators). Overall, the IMD World Competitiveness Report provides a comprehensive and relatively objective international perspective to

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New Citizenship Rules with Over Million Passports Issued, Ireland Offers a Better Gateway to EU for Non-EEA Citizen

Despite the closure of the program, non-EEA citizen applications already submitted are still being processed, and the application amount for the Ireland Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) in 2023 is even more than the total amount for the entire of 2022. This shows that IIP remains an attractive route to EU residency. Once approved under the

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Irish Banks Raise Savings Rates to 3% as Robust Economy Attracts Investors

Major Irish banks, including AIB and Bank of Ireland, have recently increased deposit interest rates to as high as 3%, reflecting the country’s robust economic rebound. Bank of Ireland will also raise the interest rate on its 31-day notice accounts to 1% from 0.5% previously. The interest rate on demand deposits will increase to 0.1% from 0%, up

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Eterna International Secures 5 Pre-Approval Letters of Ireland Investor Programme

Eterna International recently received five pre-approval letters for clients under Ireland’s Immigrant Investor Programme. These successes reflect Eterna’s expertise in facilitating investor immigration to Ireland. Submitted in mid-2022, the applications were approved in approximately 13 months. Each investor will make a €400,000 endowment to flagship projects like Sensational Kids, Trinity College Dublin’s Old Library, and

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New Irish Citizenship Rules to Non-EEA Applicants: Expanded Annual Absence Limit and Other Key Changes

Fresh developments are afoot in the landscape of Irish citizenship requirements for Naturalisation applications of non-EEA citizens having 5 years of residency. The Irish government has announced some key changes that bring new flexibility to the process. Here’s a breakdown:   Age and Residency: Core Criteria Unchanged  The foundational prerequisites remain consistent. Applicants must be

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Irish Government Considers Eliminating College Contribution Fees and Boosting Grants

The Irish government is weighing options to reduce the financial burden of higher education, including potentially abolishing tuition fees for many students. A new report from Ireland’s Department of Further and Higher Education outlines possible budget measures like eliminating the standard €3,000 college contribution fee or cutting it to €1,000. Expanding eligibility and increasing amounts for student

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146% Year-increase, Ireland Granted Over 85k First Residence Permits Last Year

Ireland continued issuing high numbers of first residence permits to non-EU citizens in 2022, according to new data from Eurostat, even amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Ireland granted 85,793 first residence permits last year, a 146% increase compared to 2021. This growth rate was the 3rd highest in the EU, behind only Czechia and Malta, demonstrating

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Comparison of EU and International Student Tuition Fees at Universities in Ireland

Ireland is home to many world-renowned universities that attract students from all over the world. This article will list several famous Irish universities and compare their tuition fees for EU and non-EU international students. In recent years, many immigrant families have obtained Stamp 4 visas through the Ireland Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP), allowing them to

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