I'd really like to to live and work in Ireland for up to 2 years for the experience, and to take advantage of my dual citizenship, but a few things are making me question it economically.
First of all, with the poor state of Ireland's banks, would it be more feasible to open a deposit account at An Post?
Secondly, after reading an article in today's Irish Independent (I've pasted parted of it below), perhaps my plans should indefinitely be placed on the back burner seeing as I personally probably wouldn't qualify for a job over $36,000 anyway, so it may be best to stay put for now.
"If you're on the average Irish wage of €36,000, you're paying 41 per cent tax on some of your wages, a universal social charge of 7 per cent and 4 per cent PRSI -- which adds up to 52 per cent tax.
'With workers now seeing more of their earnings going to the taxman than into their own pockets, the Government has already discouraged people from working here and driven many to flee the country."