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Sick of this country

  • 17-02-2023 10:07am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,068 ✭✭✭

    Read this article earlier. I also read that Australia plans to increase the age of the working holiday visa to 50. Im late thirties, currently its 35 years old. I'm in construction, my partner a primary school teacher. Loads of her colleagues are leaving for Australia etc at the end of the school year. 5 girls were renting my parents house last year while on work placement, all gone to Australia.

    I've had my fill of this place! Outrageous marginal rate of tax over a pittance, housing a **** show, except if you get your free luxury housing provided by the tax payer. Infrastructure a farce. Decades of talking and going around in circles on every subject, nothing gets done. No political choice... just spineless, inept, self serving politicians! Rte etc. Get me out of here! Hope to god they change that rule! I'd say we will see another big exodus of people the country can't afford to lose...

    My parents leave one of their properties in dublin vacant, before they will lose 50% of the income and hand somebody more rights to the place, than they'll have... I know other people doing the same



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,068 ✭✭✭Murph85

    Exactly. It is expensive, but unlike here, pay reflect it like you say. I remember people telling me syndnsy was mad money when I was going there on holiday for 3 weeks. Sydney even in darling Harbour, was cheap compared to Dublin! Cheap, compared to Dublin! One is a gorgeous stunningly located city, actually so s Dublin, but that's where it ends. Its so clean and well looked after there. That i remember thinking, take my money over there... value was endlessly better than here...

    One place in temple bar is now charging e10 a pint...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,072 ✭✭✭✭Calahonda52


    “I can’t pay my staff or mortgage with instagram likes”.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,184 ✭✭✭riclad

    We made a agreement to take in Ukrainians every EU country is taking in Ukrainians they are educated they are likely to go back to Ukraine when the war is over yes there's a problem there's not much buildings left to house refugees that are up to a basic standard of living

    Every EU country is taking in people from ukraine

    Yes tax in Australia is lower young people are leaving because rents and house prices are high versus other country's

    The government says they intend to build 30 k property's per year will this happen I don't know

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,798 ✭✭✭StrawbsM

    How old are you both, murph? Primary school teachers are on the skilled shortages list it’s now up to the age of 45.

    You’d walk into a construction job immediately. I’d think about Western Australian which is where the majority of mining operations are. There’s excellent money to be made even after living expenses.

    Finding somewhere to rent has become more difficult but if you’re prepared to go further out from a city you should find somewhere. Last time I was there I was impressed with how new housing developments are planned. There’s loads being built right now and within these developments, there will also be schools, shops and recreational areas built at the same time. It just all made sense

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,787 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha

    I wouldn't fancy Australia myself. Too far away and every country seems to be struggling with healthcare and housing at the moment. I've family who were over but had to return to look after an ailing elder. They said that they'd be happy to spend the rest of their lives there and Melbourne and Sydney score well in comparisons of quality of life.

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,068 ✭✭✭Murph85

    Thanks. We are 38 and 33... yeah like you say, housing isn't amazing anywhere you would want to go. But no doubt they are handling it way better there and actually get stuff done. Also unlike here, it would be relatively easy to get a place to live, good luck in Dublin. Unless your budget is 4k plus, where obviously it becomes easier...

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,068 ✭✭✭Murph85

    Their marginal rate kicks in at e115,500 @ 45 percent! As good as triple , the 40k here! Our rate is 50% too!

  • Registered Users Posts: 752 ✭✭✭Butson

    Having lived there for a few years, the weather is the major difference.

    About most Irish couples returning home, yes that is true, but in the vast majority of cases that I knew anyway it was herself, more than himself, who were the driver there.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,729 ✭✭✭✭Tony EH

    I know Aussies that are coming here to live. 😆

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,798 ✭✭✭StrawbsM

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,436 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk

    The article says they're thinking of hiking it up to 50

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,798 ✭✭✭StrawbsM

  • Registered Users Posts: 832 ✭✭✭timetogo1

    They might be. But their parents leaving "one" of their properties vacant rather than paying tax on renting it out doesn't seem like they're having huge hardship.

    And Australia isn't the only country that people from Ireland can emigrate to. I'm thinking of Portugal when I get into my older years.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,798 ✭✭✭StrawbsM

    Just had a re read of the OP (thanks, monk 😂) and it’s a parents house not theirs.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,934 ✭✭✭realdanbreen