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As Ireland's largest port city, shipping and removals to Dublin are relatively simple. Expats can hire shipping companies from almost anywhere in the world to deliver to Dublin.
Shipping personal items to Dublin
Expats should be careful what they bring to Dublin, as accommodation is often smaller than what they may be used to in their home country. That being said, a common complaint about rented accommodation in Dublin is the outdated decor, and expats may want to weigh the pros and cons of shipping their own household goods and buying new furniture in Dublin. Purchasing in the city can often be cheaper than packaging, sending and insuring shipped household goods.
Expensive shipped items should be insured. Air freight is a good option for smaller cargo, although there are often weight limits.
Shipping from North America can take several weeks. Shipping from mainland Europe will likely only take a few days, and expats can also consider driving their household goods over themselves.
Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance
With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.