At the moment I am working self-employed prior to that I was working for an employer until February 2015.
My wife has never worked since she arrived in the UK in any capacity.
I would have got a visa directly from The British Embassy in Lusaka Zambia, to the UK, if it were not for the fact that the British embassy staff were not differentiating between an EU citizen married to a non Eu citizen and a citizen of Zambia, just applying for an ordinary visa on their own.
I had no bother getting the visa to France at the French Embassy in Gaborone, which allowed my wife to leave the airport in Paris and stay in France for a week if we wanted.
The French embassy staff told me that they were instructed to give priority to any EU citizen married to a non EU citizen, when they were applying for a Spouse visa.
As I said when I travelled across the Irish Sea, I was unaware that I needed any entry visa for my wife. My problem would never have occurred if the staff on either side of the crossing told my wife that I needed a visa.
Furthermore, even when I checked afterwards regarding the need for a visa entry, I could not find any answer to my question.
I believed at the time that I could have got my wife post nuptial citizenship in time from the Irish authorities, but some months after arriving in the UK I discovered that that option had been done away with by the Irish Government.
I had considered travelling back to Ireland with my wife and son on many occasions to put things right, but was worried that I would in some way lose my wife and that my son would lose his mother. I was told that no husband or wife of a EU citizen hand ever been deported on grounds of wrongful entry or overstaying, providing the marriage was genuine; but even that information did not rush me to risk losing my wife.
Finally, my wife's visa was still valid in Ireland when we crossed over to the UK in 2007.