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Minister: Returning Emigrants Should Find It Easier To Get Driving Licences & Access Social Welfare.

: 03/08/2018 - 16:30

Returning emigrants should soon find it easier to get driving licences, access social welfare payments and buy houses.

The plans are based on a new government report which looks at the barriers to emigrants returning home.

Around 500 people are returning every week but often face long waits for driving tests and benefits.

Minister for the Diaspora Ciaran Cannon says it's about making the same supports available for everyone:

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