Ireland is a top three post-election destination for US workers

Interest in the Emerald Isle has almost doubled, according to

Ireland is a top three post-election destination for US workers

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Job searches by American workers wanting to live in Ireland have almost doubled since Donald Trump became US President-elect.

Figures from the website show that Ireland is now the third most popular country to potentially move to, with with a surge in inquiries of 91%.

The first choice is New Zealand – with a 405% spike in interest – followed by Canada.

Districts that voted for Hillary Clinton have been keenest to emigrate.

As the US presidential election, started leaning in Trump's direction, New Zealand's immigration website reported increased traffic from US nationals.

Officials told Reuters on the eve of the vote that New Zealand Now website, which deals with residency and student visas, had received 1,593 registrations from United States citizens since November 1st – more than 50% of a typical month’s registrations in just seven days.

Visits to New Zealand Now from the United States were up almost 80% to 41,000 from October 7th to November 7th, compared to the same period last year.

On the night of the election, the Canadian immigration & citizenship website buckled with some media reports suggesting that the website had crashed under the strain of US visitors. Other media outlets, including The Telegraph, highlighted a boost in US Google searches for the word 'emigrate'.