Well, that's a turn-up for the books! It turns out that my� contract-management company can pay me directly into an Australian bank� account! Hats off to CXC� Global.

Life has suddenly become vastly less complicated. I'm still waiting for the� Irish government to allocate a PPS number and mail it to me, but I can at� least get paid while that happens.

The bonus is that since I can't get an Irish credit card, I'm buying� everything using my Australian-issued Visa card - and so having it� continuing to be paid off via an Australian account actually works out� better.

Life is good.