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Well, I'll be an EU citizen on May 1st :)
I am too old for Erasmus, I'll be there doing full time work. Where will you be living in the EU?
I've been to Ireland last year, and the economy was no longer booming like in the 90's. I remember seeing French and Spanish guys seeking IT work without much success.
I suppose Flasher T is not moving to another country on May 1st, but he's living in Central Europe, in one of the new EU-members.
Things in ireland are certainly growing again, but nowhere near the pace of the 90's. It's slightly better than it was in the last two years, speaking to contractors/full-time alike .. probably will boil down to what your skills are.
I had a distant friend you moved to Dublin and got a very nice IT job with his good skills but despite his lack of degree.
Things are picking up over here again. Depends what your speciality is. That said I would try to arrange work before you come over. The economy isn't expected to grow as quickly as it did in the last decade.
Exactly. Working during the day and study during the night. I heard things are tough back there, but they're tougher here where I come from. Way much tougher: I got 5 proposals from several outsourcing companies (outsourcing as outsourcing to the client site, not to another country) and all of them were for the same project.
B.D., why do you think the state of the economy in the UK has much of a bearing on the state of the economy in Ireland? It would be more pertinent to mention what the state of the economy in Italy is, since at least Ireland shares a currency, a central bank, and monetary policy with Italy.
Ireland is no longer the European IT powerhouse it was in terms of jobs. If you don't arrange anything before you go over then be prepared to maybe be looking for a software development job for a few months before you find one.
IrishInIndia, could you please post an email address so we could discuss things in private?
I'm Irish and I can confirm that there are a lot of IT workers here looking for work. Many companies have laid off staff in the last few years and despite news reports to the contrary, there's a lot of slack to be picked up in terms of idle staff.
Oops, sorry Mario, don't check the forums so regularly :o/
I've got a proposal to do a Masters degree in Ireland, but will only go with my girl, so we are looking into getting her a work visa/permit. I'll be getting a student visa and a stipend from the university, so we will have a breath of cashflow for the start.
Where are you coming from? If you two are from the European Union you should have no problem whatsoever. You're entitled to live, work and play in any country of the EU as if you were a national of that country.
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