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Moving from US to Ireland... thoughts?

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Yes, I know the economy in Ireland sucks right now, with 15% unemployment. However, my particular profession (Accounting/Finance) is one that they seem to still need many people. I've searched the job boards and seen many that I qualify for. My level of experience would likely get me a job in which I qualify for a Green Card rather than a Work Permit, which means they don't have to prove no EU citizen can fill the job first in order to hire me.

I have no problem with this being a long term goal, as it won't happen quickly - probably in a year or two. I plan on then staying, hoping to get my permanent residency and then naturalization, if I can.

I love Ireland, and have visited 4 times now. I have done self-catering to get myself used to grocery shopping and other 'non-vacation' things. Budget-wise, I am pretty sure I could do it. I love the people, the culture, even the cities (Dublin is where the most jobs are). I love the weather, too - 70 is too hot for me, I prefer it around 60. I'm fine with rain and wind.

I'm in contact with several friends in Ireland, both natives and transplanted Americans, for their advice and thoughts... would love any more folks have.

Thanks!

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