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# visa - Friday 14 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about the death of Edward Haughey, Aer Lingus suing SIPTU and off licences urged not to sell booze too early on Paddy’s Day…

# visa - Monday 24 February, 2014

After 18 years, wave goodbye to Laser cards

You won’t be able to use a Laser card from midnight 28 February.

# visa - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights

A pamphlet published by two unions and Sinn Féin gives details of pay conditions as well as contact information for groups offering support to Irish migrants in the country.

# visa - Monday 16 December, 2013

Tourists spent big using payment cards during The Gathering

A 21 per cent increase was driven by UK and US visitors in 2013.

# visa - Friday 2 August, 2013

Australia wants our tree surgeons and sheep shearers

Positions being offered by employers pay between €40,000 and €68,000.

# visa - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Column: 'I'm living as an undocumented migrant in Ireland'

“Mary” has been living in Ireland since 2004 and says she can’t imagine her life anywhere else. Here, she explains what it’s like to live under the constant fear of deportation.

# visa - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Column: Transgender people should have the right to change their birth certificate

While most of us take for granted having a passport or birth certificate in our own name, transgender people must face awkward questions when they are asked to provide identification – this shouldn’t be the case, writes Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

# visa - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Employer sponsorship proposal 'could wipe out' J1 visas

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says that the proposal that students getting a J1 need to have their employer sponsor them won’t work.

# visa - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge 16 things you'll remember from your J1 experience We're Going Out Tonight

16 things you'll remember from your J1 experience

It’s that time of year again.

# visa - Friday 10 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# visa - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added world's smallest movie

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Couple to be reunited with daughter after three years

The Irish government has reversed a decision to refuse three-year-old Jiayi a visa.

# visa - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Immigration in Ireland: Approximately 88,000 visa applications received in 2012

In total, approximately 165,700 immigration related requests were made in 2012.

# visa - Monday 26 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# visa - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Australian visa rule changes will open country to more Irish skilled workers

New South Wales has made it easier for skilled migrants to settle there by expanding its Skilled Occupations List.

# visa - Friday 5 October, 2012

Canadian working abroad visa to be extended to two years

More than 10,000 visas will be made available by 2014 to Irish and Canadian participants for the newly-extended working holiday programme.

# visa - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

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Mike Tyson refused visa to New Zealand due to prior rape conviction

Kiwi Prime Minister John Keys says he has ‘something deeply personal against people who rape other people’.

# visa - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Irish adults carry €78m in cash daily - survey

We also spend quite a bit of time queueing…

# visa - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Olympics sponsor Visa alerted to Commission's concerns over charges

EU regulators have notified Visa of concerns regarding certain charges for credit and debit card transactions.

# visa - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Visa and Mastercard pay out billions over alleged fixing of credit card fees

Millions of merchants in the US had sued the credit card giants over alleged fixing of card use fees.

# visa - Friday 13 July, 2012

Senator calls for introduction of technology visa

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has said technology companies in Ireland are struggling to fill vacancies due to a lack of IT talent.

# visa - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Some young people in Australia ‘giving Irish workers a bad name’

A perception that Irish workers arrive drunk and lie about qualifications is based on the behaviour of a minority, according to a visa expert.

# visa - Monday 12 March, 2012

Shatter announces extension of Visa Waiver Programme

The scheme will be extended to include Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as emerging markets like China, India and Gulf regions.

# visa - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Foreign entrepreneurs should get special Irish visas - TD

It can be hard to attract rich entrepreneurs to set up business in Ireland if it’s hard for them to get a visa – so Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has proposed a new special visa for them.

# visa - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Visa card spending in Ireland up by 48pc last year

Irish people spent €13 billion on Visa cards last year, while the number of transactions on Visa cards grew by 76 per cent.

# visa - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

New law could allow 10,000 Irish a year work in America

A US Senator is proposing a bill today which would grant work visas to thousands of Irish people every year.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# visa - Monday 24 October, 2011

WikiLeaks to suspend publications over severe financial shortage

The whistleblowing website calls a temporary halt to publications, promising legal action against a “blockade” by financial companies.

# visa - Monday 17 October, 2011

Ten Irish arrested in Sydney over visa offences

Two men were charged with unlawfully obtaining goods while a woman was charged with dealing with property suspected to be the result of crime.

# visa - Monday 5 September, 2011

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal

Figures from Visa show that European consumers increased spending by 2.5 per cent in Q2… but that bailed out states were down.

# visa - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Australian government to target employers of illegal immigrants

Australia is calling out for Irish workers and is willing to make the visa process easier, but it also tackling a huge labour black market.

# visa - Monday 18 July, 2011

Visa cards to replace Laser allowing for 'contactless' payments

AIB has announced it is joining Bank of Ireland in rolling out the new cards.

# visa - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Thousands of would-be US immigrants disappointed after botched lottery is rerun

Some 22,000 foreigners who were chasing the American dream and thought they’d won a coveted green card in May were left disappointed.

# visa - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

NOTW phone hacking controversy, Dáil protests over bailout troika and hospital cuts, and your guide to Oxegen. These and more in today’s Fix:

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After poking fun at Mastercard, Wikileaks now plans to sue too

‘Watching the world change as a result of your work……priceless’: Wikileaks releases spoof video ahead of legal challenge to Mastercard and Visa.

# visa - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

US faces legal action over Green Card computer glitch

Tens of thousands claim they were denied a chance to enter a Green Card lottery over a government computer glitch.

# visa - Monday 13 June, 2011

Ryanair warns of jobs email scam

Messages have been sent out targeting job hunters which look for a payment for a visa, which the email says it necessary to apply for a job at Ryanair.

# visa - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

FIFA scandal ruffles the feathers of big brand sponsors

Coca-Cola, Adidas and Visa are among the companies who’ve expressed concern over allegations of corruption at the world’s football governing body.

# visa - Monday 16 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our daily wrap-up of what’s been going on – including a tongue-in-cheek tour of a certain house in Abbottabad…

Irish people spent a whopping €3bn online in 2010

Visa Europe says online purchases are up by 39 per cent on last year, as more people begin to trust online shopping.