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Irish demand for Aussie visas soars

DEMAND for Australian working visas has hit a new high, with almost 1,000 Irish people granted permits in just one month.

According to new figures, 970 Irish citizens received four-year temporary residence visas in July, which is an 8.1pc rise on the same period last year.

Ireland is the third-highest recipient of 457 visas offered to skilled workers and their dependents sponsored by a company. In July, Irish nationals received 9.3pc of the worldwide allocation, only behind the UK at 22.6pc and India at 19.6pc.

Irish Independent