Sunday, April 30, 2006

Ireland Puts Bounty on Centenarians

Here's an easy way to make some extra cash. First step: Get Irish citizenship by having "at least one parent, grandparent or, possibly, a great-grandparent who was born in Ireland." Second step: Live to be 100.

The Irish government has announced that it's extending its "centenarian's bounty" to citizens living abroad.

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said the Government’s decision to extend the €2,500 bounty to all citizens who turn 100, regardless of where they live, was a token of the regard of the sacrifices emigrants had to make. [Link]
€2,500 comes to about 3,150 USD—a tidy sum for doing nothing but not dying.

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