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Irish tax and inheritance question

A dear friend is about to pass away from cancer. She is an Irish national currently residing in Ireland. Most of her career was spent oversees in a non-EU middle-eastern country where her life savings of about $250,000 is currently banked. She has avoided repatriating those funds back to Ireland due to tax reasons. But as time is very short, she would now like to do this and pass them on to her family after her death. I have advised consulting a lawyer. But as time is very short, does anyone know what taxes is she liable to incur with this transaction, including inheritance taxes of her heirs? And is there an optimal method which will minimize her tax burden in this situation? Thank you.
posted by MacChimpman on May 11, 2015 - 5 answers

An Irish Real Estate question...

I've been looking at real estate in County Cavan, Ireland and have a question about the wording. I notice that the word "derelict" is used - does this have a specific meaning in Irish law as it relates to property, or are they using it in the common sense of neglected? There are a lot of properties that are described as derelict but look entirely livable with a few weeks labor. [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Dec 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Is this an Irish or Gaelic symbol? Does it mean anything?

This is from my recently deceased father's belongings. Scarf
posted by toastchee on Dec 15, 2014 - 8 answers

What is this song I heard on the radio

Name this song! It was on 9.07 WFUV in NYC at 2pm a few Sunday's back during a Gaelic music show. Pretty sure it's in Gaelic. But I can't find the playlists for that show on WFUV. It is funky .
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Inconsistent birth dates with my Irish ancestors?

I'm researching my Irish ancestry and am befuddled by inconsistent birth dates. When I compare my ancestors' Irish baptism records (baptisms being close after birth) to their much later American records, the birth dates almost never match up, being sometimes up to six years apart. [more inside]
posted by FelineoidEntity on May 5, 2014 - 12 answers

What typeface is this 1935 movie screenshot using?

This screen appears in the first sound film in the Irish language, Oidhche Sheanchais, filmed in 1935. A colleague of mine would like to identify the typeface used for the titles, and the online typeface-identifying sites have struck out. Can any MeFite identify it?
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jan 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Irish Genealogy Website Question: Help me find a lost baby?

I need help with Irish genealogy websites and where to look. I've joined a couple of sites; the site that looks the most promising is nickel-and-diming me to death just to look at the info that shows up in their searches. Irish records can be spotty, so some of them are totally wrong. So, askMetafilter, where do I go from here without spending another 34 euros to see five records that are probably incorrect anyway? The details (What I know 98% for-sure): [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jan 27, 2014 - 9 answers

The perfect knit hat

I'm looking for a knit hat, kind of a beanie/toque hat, but with a very thick rim. All the knit hats I'm finding seem to get thinner at the edge. I think what I want would be similar to a beanie combined with a really thick ear warmer. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 8, 2014 - 21 answers

Creamy deliciousness FAIL

I refrigerated a bottle of Carolan's Irish Cream and it solidified. [more inside]
posted by Allee Katze on May 12, 2013 - 6 answers

What to bring to an American expat in Ireland?

I'm planning a trip to stay with a friend and his family in Dublin next month, and would like to bring them something to enjoy from the US that they'd have a hard time finding in Ireland. [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Apr 3, 2013 - 50 answers

Sad song about boys building a snowman

Irish song filter. Asked this a couple years back ... hoping it may ring a new bell. Looking for a sad song heard in Boston, 94-95. Two boys growing up together, their fathers missing, build a snowman. Anybody?
posted by LonnieK on Mar 27, 2013 - 0 answers

What's this tune. March/Guinness edition.

When you tell me the answer, I will likely nut-punch myself for forgetting it. I can play this damned song on the fiddle, yet can't remember it's name. From like :30-1:38 here. And I know the name of the third reel as well. Little help?
posted by timsteil on Mar 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Irish Whistle music with piano accompaniment?

Looking for specific music: Irish whistle/flute with piano [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Dec 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Lake monster penny whistle movie?

Trying to remember a film I saw when I was a boy that made use of a character with a penny whistle. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Dec 1, 2012 - 3 answers

What is this mock-Gaelic limerick I am thinking of?

There's a famous limerick I'm after which I suspect was the work of a major or minor Irish poet. It mocks the Gaelicisation of Irish place names and has a last line which goes (Anglicised) something like "which makes driving in Ireland so dreary". [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Jul 24, 2012 - 3 answers

What benefits does obtaining Irish citizenship have for a UK citizen?

What benefits does obtaining Irish citizenship have for a UK citizen? [more inside]
posted by sarahdal on Apr 11, 2012 - 16 answers

How to make great Colcannon?

Ireland natives/Irish cooking aficionados: what are your tips to make some fantastic Colcannon? [more inside]
posted by chatelaine on Mar 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Dunkin' Dunts Munchkins are too easy

Help me think of miniaturized versions of Irish food! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 16, 2012 - 29 answers

Mani in fede?

What kind of Claddagh ring should I buy and where should I buy it? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Dec 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Chicago to South Bend Roadtrip

Can you suggest must-do's and must-not do's for a road trip from the Chicago area to South Bend (Notre Dame)? [more inside]
posted by qsysopr on Oct 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Who said "It's better to be Irish in America than it is to be Irish in England"?

Hi Folks, Does anyone know who may have said (something along the lines of) "Being Irish in England is a bit of a disadvantage. But, in America it is a bit of an advantage."? [more inside]
posted by coollibrarian on Sep 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Name that tune: Irish edition

Need help identifying this (possibly Irish traditional) song. [more inside]
posted by shannonm on Aug 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Irish archaeological sites are ideally situated in driving distance of beer at all times

Can you help me remember the name of a small, beautiful, probably Neolithic site that I visited in Ireland over fifteen years ago? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jul 21, 2011 - 3 answers

overcoming the anxiety of speaking a foreign tongue?

How to overcome anxiety about speaking a language while learning it? [more inside]
posted by LN on Jan 17, 2011 - 17 answers

please help me find a higher resolution version of this image and please tell me about it

help me find a higher resolution version of this image, and please tell me about it (more inside!) [more inside]
posted by chasles on Dec 7, 2010 - 10 answers

The Irish Stutterer

I'm looking for a short story/essay written by an Irish author that involves stuttering. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Nov 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Seeking gym-friendly folk music

Help me find seriously good, uptempo folk music for the gym. Like, acoustic techno? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Nov 7, 2010 - 24 answers

Sad Irish song

Irish song filter. Looking for a sad song heard in Boston, 94-95. Two boys growing up together, their fathers missing (prison?), build a snowman.
posted by LonnieK on Aug 14, 2010 - 1 answer

I'm willing to sell my soul, but which violin should I ask for?

MusicTeachingFilter: Simple plan was to learn an under chin bowed string instrument. Didn't realize they were all so different [you-tubes]. Which to start with? What method of teaching? Want to eventually do folk/improvise, seeking sympathetic string sound, but still love classical. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on May 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Irish Songbook

I'd like to sing some good Irish songs with a bunch of kids (I play the guitar) to have them learn something about Irish culture. Could you point at some meaningful, beautiful, traditional Irish songs ? (Tabs, melody, lyrics and background resources welcomed).
posted by nicolin on May 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Music Mefites, please hope me!

FindThisSongFilter: A probably-Irish song about a pacifist soldier who allows himself to be shot [more inside]
posted by teatime on Apr 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Help Me Name My Band's Music!

Let's name a music that has never existed before. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Mar 26, 2010 - 30 answers

A Chinese Jig about Santa Clause would be just dandy, thanks

Looking for newer, poppier Christmas/seasonal songs from Ireland and China. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Nov 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Irish costume help needed

Is there an Irish equivalent of the Cockney Pearly Kings and Queens? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 11, 2009 - 16 answers

Can you find an Irish band for my wedding?

Help me find an Irish band to play my wedding's cocktail hour in the Schenectady / Albany NY area. [more inside]
posted by mpbx on Oct 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Films About the Irish in America

Looking for movies that detail the experience of Irish-Americans or recent Irish immigrants to America. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Sep 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Something a little less unweildy than "CĂș Chulainn" would be nice...

My future son needs an Irish first name with some muscle. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Sep 22, 2009 - 77 answers

Teach me to drink in Ireland!

I'm heading off to Ireland next week, and plan on spending lots of time in pubs. What do I need to know about drinking in and around Ireland to totally not come off as a dolt?
posted by nitsuj on Aug 30, 2009 - 52 answers

I like Jameson's, isn't that enough?

Can I get an Irish passport? (complications inside) [more inside]
posted by lazywhinerkid on Aug 11, 2009 - 8 answers

What does "pea green pink Irish Catholic" mean?

"Pea green pink Irish Catholic" - what, if anything, does this phrase mean and/or refer to? [more inside]
posted by MaudB on Jun 24, 2009 - 17 answers

Itchy runs afoul of an Irishman.

A (non-Italian, non-Irish) friend of mine insists that pronouncing "Italian" as "eye-talian" or calling an Irish man an "Irishman" has racial undertones. Is this true? Are any Italians or Irish offended by those terms?
posted by Ramithorn on Mar 19, 2009 - 73 answers

Why do people get pinched on St. Paddy's Day?

What is the history behind pinching those who don't wear green on St. Patrick's Day? This WikiAnswer page says it was thought that "if you wore green, it made you invisible to the Leprechauns, which was good because they would pinch anyone they could see." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2009 - 17 answers

What's Irish and stays out all night?

I need advice on classy Irish drinks, hosting a whisky tasting and the proper way to make a Black & Tan without making a mess. [more inside]
posted by cior on Mar 9, 2009 - 32 answers

How to get my jig on?

I'm going to be in Dublin this weekend (Thursday through Sunday) and have discovered that TradFest 2009 in Temple Bar will be running while I'm in town. I've spend a fair few happy hours swilling Guinness and listening to traditional Irish music, but I don't know much about it. Is there anything on the schedule that is a must-see? [more inside]
posted by Lame_username on Jan 27, 2009 - 16 answers

Books about the IRA and the "Troubles"

What are the best -- in terms of compelling writing and in terms of comprehensiveness -- books about the "Troubles" between Ireland and the UK over the past 50 or so years? Bonus points if available on Kindle. [more inside]
posted by proj on Dec 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Best fiction books set in Ireland

IrishFiction filter: What are some good, fiction novels or short story anthologies set in Ireland? [more inside]
posted by donajo on Aug 29, 2008 - 25 answers

Take my mother-in-law.... back to her childhood

Looking for a song/lullaby that my mother-in-law's mother used to sing to her. Memories are fading and I can only offer one line (or one rememberance of one line) You boys and girls are your mother's pearls possible with a Remember in front of it. [more inside]
posted by handybitesize on Aug 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Traditional Irish music?

Suggestions for traditional Irish music? [more inside]
posted by gtr on Aug 24, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me identify this version of "The Patriot Game"

Please help me identify the singer of "The Patriot Game" in this YouTube video commercial for The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Bonus gratitude awarded if you can point me to an album on which it appears. (Suggestions of recordings of other Irish Republican songs with similiar arrangements or in similar styles are welcome, but I'm most keen to find this one.)
posted by bradlands on Aug 23, 2008 - 8 answers

A good book on Irish History?

Any recommendations on books covering Irish history? [more inside]
posted by Dennis Murphy on Aug 11, 2008 - 13 answers

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