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Tell Leo Varadkar the grass is definitely greener abroad, say expats in Dubai, Canada, Europe, US and Australia

After the Tánaiste said life was not always easier overseas, seven young Irish people reveal why they left the country and what living abroad is really like

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Former DCU student Toni Ann Byrne left her box room in Santry for the bright lights of Dubai

Former DCU student Toni Ann Byrne left her box room in Santry for the bright lights of Dubai

Nurse Molly Ní Ghlaisne, from Stillorgan, moved to Australia.

Nurse Molly Ní Ghlaisne, from Stillorgan, moved to Australia.

Shauna Sheridan Donnelly, from Blanchardstown, moved to Berlin six years ago

Shauna Sheridan Donnelly, from Blanchardstown, moved to Berlin six years ago

Caitlin Grant, from Dundrum, now lives in Maastricht

Caitlin Grant, from Dundrum, now lives in Maastricht

Joe Monahan lived in Ballymun during his time in DCU. He moved to Vancouver, Canada in May.

Joe Monahan lived in Ballymun during his time in DCU. He moved to Vancouver, Canada in May.

Evan McGloughlin, from Skerries, now lives in Barcelona

Evan McGloughlin, from Skerries, now lives in Barcelona

Emma Cowley left Dundrum in 2018 to live in the UK, then moved to the USA earlier this year.

Emma Cowley left Dundrum in 2018 to live in the UK, then moved to the USA earlier this year.

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Former DCU student Toni Ann Byrne left her box room in Santry for the bright lights of Dubai

With a housing and a cost-of-living crisis hitting young people left, right and centre, it’s little wonder so many have emigrated in recent years.

We might have the world’s best pulled pints of Guinness, and Tayto, chicken fillet rolls, spice bags and mammy’s Sunday roast, but it is no use if you cannot find an affordable place to live.


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