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Editor’s blog Monday 9 August 2010: Exporting pensioners

These figures on healthcare costs, expressed by UK-funded pensioners moving abroad in the EU on a E121, are interesting.

The destination countries are no surprise: Spain wins by a country mile. France a significant second, with Cyprus third, and Italy, Germany, Greece and Portugal scrapping for a repercharge place.

But the stats for Ireland (as in Republic of) are intriguing.

Zero. Not one single person who has NHS 'cover' retired to Ireland.

Seems a bit curious.