Overview of Ordering the
We'll send you
the address and password to the Full online site.
What the Users Say
"I just decided to
send you an e-mail to pat you on the back on a job well done on your site. I
paid my money and it was surely worth it!. Every topic and issue that was on
my mind is answered on your site." Aidan P.
"Many thanks for the useful information on your site, it really came in handy. We read & applied a great deal of what we found on your site to get this far, so, again many thanks for all the great information, & keep up the good work." Dennis
"We subscribed to your site last year. We have attained so much useful information from the site. Thanks to you we got 2 dogs into Ireland without quarantine, got our 'green cards' with one trip to central Garda station in Dublin, etc. We learned more from your site than from 300 euro per hour lawyers. Ireland is a grand spot and we hope to stay for a few years." Kathy and Greg
"Scott, as always, I thank you for your research and for such timely and useful information. The Move to Ireland site is by far the best source of information on moving to Ireland I have found, and I would highly recommend it to anyone out there contemplating such a move." Jim
" I came across this website about moving to Ireland and I tell you - even if you have no intentions of moving to Ireland - you just gotta subscribe to the (free) monthly newsletter that the Scott guy who owns the site writes. It's the best 10-15 minutes of inbox read of any forward you are possibly ever going to get. I just love the way he effortlessly strings together his words - informative, inventive, imaginative, iambic, - whatever !!" Asher
Why Order the Full Site?
Because it will save
you time, money, and headaches. Move To Ireland is a unique, one of a kind
service that has taken years of hard won experience and thousands of hours
of time. You can judge from this freely available site the value of the information
provided. But, this free site is merely a teaser. There are many, many more
ways to save yourself time and money in the Full Site.
Part of this service
is to try and answer your individual questions. I do my best to answer emails
within a day or two. Your questions are helpful because then I know what topic
to research next. Just remember that Ireland is probably in a different time
zone, so your email to me might arrive at midnight here. I am not yet a 24/7
Of course, if you're
not moving to Ireland and never planning to do so, you're in the wrong place!
How It Works
All financial transactions
are handled by Kagi, a respected U.S. firm
which specialises in processing payments for shareware and internet authors.
Kagi handles registrations for more than 4,000 products. Check them out. You'll
recognise many of the software titles and firms. You can use Kagi's secure
order form to safely transfer credit card data to Kagi over the Net. Or, you
can fax Kagi your order. Or you can mail your check
to Kagi after printing out our form. Or you can telephone
Kagi with your order. All checks or money orders must be in U.S. dollars.
Non-U.S. funds are not accepted.
fax number is +1 (510) 652-6589. Kagi's telephone order number is +1 (510)
658-5244. Once you connect, a voicemail system will give you the option of
ordering by phone. Kagi warns that there is an extra charge of $5 to order
via telephone, and your order will not be processed as fast as Web orders.
Once your order
is processed (usually within 4 hours), Kagi sends you the address
(URL) and personal password for the Full Site.
you lose your personal password, contact Ambit
Ireland and I'll re-send it to you. Because of the prohibitive costs
of overseas telephone use, Ambit handles all its support via Email. Be sure
to include your Email address in any correspondence.
Why U.S. Dollars?
You may well wonder
why an Irish company is using a U.S. firm to process its financial business.
The story is an illustration of why the U.S. is the world's cultural and financial
superpower. Ireland has only three banks which handle credit card transactions.
Until recently, if internet transactions didn't begin in-house, they didn't
handle them. Ergo, the business went to the U.S. where such secure transactions
The advantage of working
in dollars is that it is the most widely traded and widely available currency
on the planet. Pick up any newspaper and open the financial section. You'll
find your local currency's trading rate against the dollar. Because the dollar
is so universal a currency, any bank can write a bank draft in dollars. You'll
pay a few bob for the privilege, but the local bank clerk is used to handling
dollars. Try changing to some obscure currency and you'll probably be told
to come back the next day.
Does this mean the site
is only for Americans? Not at all. The information you need to know about
moving to Ireland is the same no matter where your starting point. The Full
Site's description of Irish schools, for example, doesn't need to change whether
you're coming from Australia or Antarctica. The information is just as relevant
in either case.
- All prices include one
full year's subscription to the site, which is updated frequently.
Check these daily updated Exchange Rates.
One of the problems
with an overseas move is that exchange rate fluctuations can rapidly change
your financial picture. To cite one historic instance, in early January 1998, the Irish pound
fell 10 percent against the dollar in just three days. And the dollar-euro relationship resembles a sine wave - up and down, up and down.... The Full Site attempts to deal with these issues, and suggests
a few simple ways to protect yourself from short term exchange swings.
Secure Transaction Information
KAGI uses the industry
standard SSL Secure Socket Layer.
Transactions are verified by a Digital Certification Authority, and the transaction
path is secure from beginning to end. What all that technospeak means is that
your valuable information is a lot more secure than handing your card to a
waitress who takes it to some back room for processing and disposes of the
carbon sheets who knows where. Breaking a 128 bit encryption algorithm takes
loads of dedicated supercomputer time, and is well beyond the resources of
Of course, if you prefer,
you may send a bank check, money order, or fax or snailmail your credit card
number to Kagi. Simply click on the Fax link when ordering the site.
Ambit Ireland Internet
Ambit is a registered
Irish company with a VAT number and all the panoply of accountants and bookkeepers
to keep the taxman happy. For more on Ambit Ireland, click
This is the best part
of the whole site! Click here for more.
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Questions or Comments
are appreciated. However, I found myself spending ages answering questions
from people all over the planet. It was fun, then overwhelming. And I found
that I was distracted from servicing the questions raised by subscribers which
should take priority.
So, this e-mail address
is strictly for administrative questions about payments, passwords and the
like. If you need answers to personal questions, check out the site or subscribe. And feel free to use the site bulletin board.
I do keep up regular
correspondence with large numbers of site subscribers. Part of the service
for subscribers is that I try and answer questions not already covered in