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Considering working in Ireland, here is what you need to know

If you would like to work in Ireland and are not a citizen of the EU or European Economic Area, then you will need to apply for a work visa. There are four main types of employment permits: General Employment Permit (formerly Work Permit), Critical Skills Employment Permit (formerly Green Card), Dependent/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit, and Reactivation Permit.

There are also five more that are more specific, but which may apply to your circumstances. Ireland also has a Working Holiday Visa programme for a few reciprocal nationalities.

EU and European Economic Area citizens
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What is the best way to transfer money in 2018?

When it comes to moving money back to South Africa, the costs can become substantial as well as complicated. The wide range of exchange rates and transfer fees available from different services only make the process even more confusing.

Thankfully, there are ways to make the process both simpler and more cost-effective when it comes to both regular money transfers or large one-off payments.

Where do I find the best deal?
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Discovering Ireland – an overview of the social, economic and political climate

Thanks to its beautiful scenery and business opportunities, Ireland attracts many tourists and expats alike. If you’re headed to the Emerald Isle to try your luck, it’s helpful to have an overview of the social, economic and political climate.

Located in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, Ireland is one of the larger British Isles split into two countries: Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and Ireland, sometimes referred to as the Republic of Ireland, which is an independent nation. Spanning roughly 70,273 km2, the independent country is divided into 26 counties and much larger than its northern counterpart.
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Ever wondered what the cost of living is in Ireland

It should be noted that in general the cost of living in the Republic of Ireland is decreasing. However, as Ireland had become one of the most expensive places to live in recent years, this decrease might not be readily apparent to those who have recently moved or intend to move here.

Nevertheless, electricity and gas prices are on the decrease. There are obvious reductions in the price of food as a consequence of the arrival of Lidl/Aldi and also because the recession (depression) has made people more aware of what they spend.
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Rand now strongest in two years – Let see how long this surge will continue

The rand traded under R12 against the dollar Wednesday for the first time since May 2015. Dawie Roodt, chief economist at the Efficient Group, says it is outstanding news for the country and has several benefits. The rand improved to R11,95 last morning. Roodt says there are three main reasons for this. “Investors’ confidence against […]
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Five ways to save for your travel fund

Luckily for you, there are several ways you can save for your travel fund to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime. Whether you’re heading to South Africa, or another far-flung destination, there’s plenty of things to consider when building your travel fund. Budgeting for everything from food and accommodation, to activities and travel […]
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Nine reasons why a Table Mountain Cable Card is a must in Cape Town

You can dodge the tourist queues in summer, take up special offers at the top and even surprise a loved one with a magic green card that makes the iconic summit your own for a whole year. Avoid the pesky tourists Cape Town 101, right? From being decapitated by a huge, swinging camera lens to […]
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Tax on property, money and shares you inherit in the UK

This is because any Inheritance Tax (IHT) due should be paid out of the deceased’s estate before any cash or assets are distributed to the heirs. However, the recipient is liable to income tax on any profit earned after the inheritance, such as dividends from shares and to capital gains tax on the increase in […]
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Three days alone in Paris: the dos and don’ts

If you (like I did) thought that Paris welcomes you with the soft sound of accordion music and the smell of fresh croissants, think again! Yes, Paris is a charming and unique city with world-renowned monuments, historic paintings and intimate little restaurants, but at the same time it is a jumble of tourists, pedlars and […]
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