Dealing with the authorities doesn’t have to be a headache. We’ve drawn together some of the essential things you’ll need to get sorted as you set up in Dublin.
Dealing with the council? Here’s our handy guide to the city council’s services. Organising a visa? Here’s advice on the type that you’ll need and for it. Want to get on the road? Here’s the lowdown on getting licensed and making sure your vehicle is road legal.
Dublin’s four local authorities provide a host of services to make the city and county a great place to live. Each authority provides the same essential services, simply catering to its own constituency. You can find out more about each authority by visiting their individual websites:
Dublin City Council
Tel: 01 222 2222
Fingal County Council
Ireland is a welcoming country. Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to enter. Those that do will find that the process is simple and straightforward. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) administers migration into and out of the Republic. So, what’s involved?
Under the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangement, UK citizens are entitled to move to and live in Ireland without conditions or restrictions. Since the UK voted to leave the EU (Brexit), the British and Irish governments have signed an agreement that formally outlines the provisions
Tons of benefits come with living in Dublin. But, for immigrants with the most highly sought after skills, life in the city can come with some extra perks.
To attract certain workers, Ireland offers Critical Skills Employment Permits. These permits offer preferential terms to those who can obtain one. Because demand for skilled workers is particularly high in Dublin, many of these skilled immigrants end up calling the city home.
What drives skilled worker immigration to Ireland?
For many, the appeal of moving to Dublin is about professional development. They may want to gain further experience in t
Getting on the road in Ireland is relatively straightforward. You will, of course, need a licence. The NDLS is responsible for issuing driving licences in the Republic of Ireland.
If you’ve got a vehicle, you’ll need to make sure that it’s taxed and insured too.
Do I need to get an Irish driver’s licence?
For EU & EEA licence holders
Drivers with an EU or EEA member state licence need never change to an Irish licence. If they wish to exchange their licence for an Irish one, they need to do it within 10 years of their driver’s licence expiring.
For other licence holders