On January 11th, Shana and I moved to Dublin, Ireland, indefinitely. She’s just started a new job, having transferred internally from Washington. And on my end, I’m planning to continue working remotely with my clients, and try to connect locally with Dublin’s thriving tech ecosystem.
So far, we’ve enjoyed what we’ve seen of the city, despite the chilling wind and occasional flurries of snow. However, our number one priority has been to find ourselves an apartment. See, Dublin (and Ireland as a whole) was hit even harder than the majority of Europe during the ’08 recession. As such, they’ve stopped the construction of buildings. But since the economy started growing at a fast pace again, a lot of people have been moving to Dublin, from abroad. But this leaves a pretty big housing shortage and high rent prices. (Thanks to low corporation taxes, more companies are bringing their EMEA headquarters here — and that was before Brexit, which may accelerate this process.)