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have given their time and expertise to ensure all information is accurate, and a range of Irish professionals have also provided advice in the Employment section. Special thanks must go to Mimi Yagoub and Geraldine O’Regan for their work on the initial stages of the booklet, Suzanne Gallagher for her work on the later stages of the booklet, Kelvin Harris for his work designing the booklet and Bugler Developments who kindly sponsored the booklet.

with one of these agencies before leaving Ireland or as soon as you arrive in London. They are here to provide you with advice and help you integrate in London. Jeff Moore Director of Welfare

The chairperson of the Federation of Irish Societies, Mary Tilki, has claimed that “convenience may encourage unplanned, hasty migration, often associated with ‘escape’ rather than a positive decision to move and thus subsequently undermine the prospects of settlement”1. Although many of the recent migrants we work with are highly educated and independent, we also work with migrants who have not planned their move to London and arrived under chaotic circumstances. Above all, we recommend that, if you intend to move to London, you plan your move as thoroughly as possible. This booklet sets out to provide resources which may assist in the process of such planning. Towards the end of this booklet, we have provided details of agencies, which are part funded by the Irish state, and which focus on the needs of Irish people in London. We recommend that you get in touch

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Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  

A helpful, practical and comprehensive guide to Moving to London for Irish people. Published by the London Irish Centre in May 2012.

Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  

A helpful, practical and comprehensive guide to Moving to London for Irish people. Published by the London Irish Centre in May 2012.

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