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could i do this? or it is crazy? Ireland

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NorfolkEnchantsToday Tue 19-Apr-16 09:12:07

Hello!
I am a 27 year old, single mum to DD (3.5). Her father has no contact really. His mum does. They live 3 hours away near a major airport.
I am a student nurse, when I qualify I'd love to go back to Ireland.
I'm English and spent 2 years living in co Tipperary (working with racehorses). I came home because I stupidly thought I was in love and my parter wanted to return to England.
I miss it terribly, I have my family here but they are busy people and don't help out much or need me to help out much. I have one friend that helps with childcare here.
I loved life in Ireland, it was fantastic.
If dds father did see her a plane would work out cheaper and quicker! Very strange.

I'm wondering if I sound crazy,
Or if it is actually viable!

SquareDolphin Tue 19-Apr-16 09:16:27

I think you'd need to apply for official leave to remove as going outside UK. Based on what you've written above, I can't see why it wouldn't be granted.

I'd suggest do the maths, ensure it is financially sustainable then follow your heart.

vvviola Tue 19-Apr-16 09:20:17

I'd look into the pay/conditions of nursing. I know there is a major problem with us training nurses here in Ireland and then they all emigrate... you might want to look into the reasons why.

Accomodation in Dublin is expensive, as is childcare. Especially if you are on nights etc, and have no back up.

NorfolkEnchantsToday Tue 19-Apr-16 09:31:21

Perfect points just what I'm looking for

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 09-May-16 14:47:53

I loved life in Ireland, it was fantastic.

You were young free and single ish though? It might be a whole different kettle of fish trying to juggle a hospital job and childcare in the Irish system?

I'm Irish and I live and work in the UK. I would do your research very carefully. It's easy to look back with rose tinted glasses.
You presumably lived in quite a rural environment when you were in Tipperary. How would that fit with a hospital job and a commute at odd hours.
There is no free nursery funding in Ireland so I would recommending waiting until you are fully qualified and your DD is ready for Reception / Junior Infants. Or consider Northern Ireland?

www.irishtimes.com/news/health/why-has-ireland-lost-so-many-doctors-and-nurses-1.2343477

vvviola Mon 09-May-16 16:10:30

That's not entirely true Tread. There is the 15-hours a week ECCE scheme. All children are entitled to this for the two years before they start Junior Infants (it used to be a year, they are rolling out the 2 year scheme from September).

7to25 Tue 10-May-16 12:05:13

My SIL relocated to Ireland a18 months ago. She is a highly experienced theatre nurse who has always been in employment.
She has struggled hugely to find work as appointments were frozen and she could only get agency work. She has now been offered a full time post. Some of the work she has done was far away (100miles) from her home.

IPityThePontipines Tue 10-May-16 16:43:08

If a theatre nurse is struggling to find work, that's quite worrying as everywhere in the UK is usually desperate for those.

I'd agree that considering Northern Ireland is a good move, there's no faff of having to register with a different nursing board either.

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