Returning to Ireland

Information for Expats

There's no place like home

Moving back to Ireland can be a daunting experience, especially after living abroad for many years: from the practical challenges like housing, banking, tax, or transport, to the cultural differences to where you are currently living.

Thankfully, we have experience in supporting our Irish abroad in making the move. Our team of recruiters have the local knowledge that you won’t find online and are ready to speak with you about potential opportunities. We also have a tradition of promoting initiatives for the benefit of our Irish abroad. Below are some of these.

GAAGO Partnership

In 2020, FRS Recruitment became a major multi-year sponsor of the GAAGO – RTÉ and the GAA’s online service for streaming Gaelic Games outside of Ireland. The GAAGO app live streams GAA matches to fans of the games all over the world, and has enabled FRS Recruitment to reach and share advice to Irish Expats worldwide. This partnership represents our commitment to both our local clients as well as our candidates seeking new opportunities back home.

We think we’re a perfect match (see what we did there?)

Read about it HERE

Home Truths

Home Truths explores what it really means to be Irish in 2022. For those who are living abroad, the campaign gives an insight into what’s happening on a local level – the things that Google can’t tell us! We want to reconnect with our Irish diaspora, holding up an image of an Ireland that is both familiar and changing. Our Home Truths films will show you that a move home is a move forwards, not backwards.

Visit our Home Truths Website HERE

70 Minutes of Home

Watching a GAA match from anywhere in the world is more than just a 70-minute game, it’s 70 minutes of home! 70 minutes that transports you back to the place you were born, where your family and loved ones are, where you belong! For many of our expats, home seemed further away than ever throughout the pandemic. So, with fewer opportunities to enjoy a taste of home, we decided to create a series of unique 70-minute film experiences. Our 70 Minutes of Home campaign allowed us to transcend the distance and isolation many were feeling and tried to tap into what it really means to be Irish.

Watch our series of 70 Minutes of Home and 70 Minutes of Summer HERE


FRS Recruitment created the Ireland is Hiring webinar series to share advice and answer the many questions Irish expats were asking regularly. To date, the webinar series has featured guest speakers from companies such as AIB, Crosscare Migrant Project, and Palmers Relocations.

Find out more HERE

Free Flights Home

Free Flights Home

FRS Recruitment has previously run amazing offers for expats, such as our Free Flights Home campaign. This gave candidates the opportunity to return home for free once placed in a job! Yes, you read that right!

This exciting offer was initially launched as part of our FRS Recruitment Information Roadshow events in Australia and later opened up to Irish Expats worldwide.

Ireland is Hiring

In 2018, FRS Recruitment launched its Ireland is Hiring initiative to share advice and insights with expats. The campaign began with the sponsorship of the Victoria vs NSW Hurling match at the Sydney Irish Festival, and was followed by multiple information roadshows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Find out more about these events HERE

Moving Home Articles

Read articles from people who have already made the move home. What better way to gain an insight into what to expect and how to settle back into Irish life than to read stories from people who have made the move themselves.

Read them HERE

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