Taxes in 2023

If you follow us on Facebook, you will have seen many posts that say healthcare assistants can expect to pay less than 5% in taxes, and many people have sent us messages asking how this is possible. Many tell us that they have done the research, and the tax rate is 20% and not 5%. […]

What is an Auxiliary HCA and why might I be interested?

Our definition is a qualified nurse from an EU country who is not yet registered with the NMBI (Irish Nursing Board). This will put the Nurse in the position that even though they are fully qualified and registered as a nurse in their county of training, they are not yet allowed practice as a nurse […]

The NMBI process

The information on this page relates to Nurses who meet with the EU Directives for Automatic Recognition of Acquired Rights.  In the NMBI process, this is referred to as a G1 Applicant.  If you fall into the G1 category, the process is quite simple. It is summarised below into six basic steps and explained in […]


“Building Beloved Community – The practice of impartial love” Bell Hooks  In Esker Lodge, we value a sense of community and solidarity for all who live and work together with us.  In order to be able to successfully achieve this, we need to ensure that we live our values every day in all our interactions […]

Living and working in Cavan Town

Cavan Town is a thriving and attractive town nestled between two drumlins and is the County’s principal town. Located less than 2 hours from 2 capital cities, 1.5 hours from Dublin and 2 hours from Belfast, which are well connected by roads and public transport. Bus Eireann operates a service across the County, and the […]