---- Best Countries to immigrate to for webmasters
Mike_Feury - 6:35 am on Aug 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Ireland ... business friendly with low corporate taxes and they especially like businesses with a slant toward publishing. ... Anyone have first hand experience?
Born and lived there for a few decades. What you say was true up to the recent Wall St crash, where Ireland was the second-worst casualty, after Iceland. If I were you, I'd let the dust settle for a few years and see what emerges.
By the "publishing" thing, you probably mean the tax-exempt status for artists? That ended sometime last decade. Business friendly is true, and should generally suit webmasters as high-tech and info-tech were major growth areas--Ireland was the world's largest software exporter in some years.
High cost of living, infra and health is good, dunno offhand about Internet access but should be okay. Mild climate, but very rainy. Spectacular scenery of all varieties within reach--you're never more than two hours from the coast. If music, dance or literature are your thing, Ireland is one of the richest environments. Unique national sport too. Imo Ireland's big draw is culture, rather than climate or business.
As I said, give it a few years now though, the place is in traction.