Despite the impact of Covid-19 on Ireland’s economy, the country’s job vacancy rate is actually slightly higher than it was pre-pandemic. It currently stands at around 1%. However, this figure is even higher in Public administration and the Professional, scientific and technical sector. These areas have thousands of open jobs.

Recent research from also suggests that vacancies are increasing across most industries. It highlights particularly strong growth in business and financial services, such as accounting, finance, banking, insurance, HR, marketing and administration. There is continued job creation in the IT sector too.

So what does this all mean? Well, despite its small size, it shows that plenty of job opportunities are available in Ireland. There are still some pressing skill shortages and stats on working in Dublin show that thousands of non-EEA citizens received employment permits in 2020 – in spite of the pandemic.

Getting a job in Ireland is relatively straightforward, especially if you’re an EU citizen. However, every country has their own unique employment scenes and customs – and Ireland is no different. It will take some time for workers coming to Dublin to learn the ins and outs of employment in Ireland. They may have to complete some extra paperwork to secure their job offers too.

Luckily we’ve got all the information you’ll need to take up employment in Ireland without any hiccups. From employment law through to qualification recognition, we’ve got everything you need to know.

Check out the articles below for all the things you should know about employment in Ireland.

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Salaries in Ireland

What’s the average salary in Ireland? Figures from Eurostat show that salaries in Ireland are above the European average. Although the cost of living in Dublin can be high too, average weekly earnings are consistently on the rise. At the end of 2020, official figures indicated that the a

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Employment law in Ireland

You’ve moved to Ireland, settled into your new home and found a job working in Dublin. But how can you be sure that you’re being treated fairly? Are you doing a normal working week? What are your holiday entitlements? Well, fortunately, Ireland’s employment law is transparent and applicable to all workplaces. Here’s some basic information, as well as a few resources, that will help you understand your employee rights. The Workplace Relations Commission In Ireland, the Workplace Relations Commission is the

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Redundancy and unemployment benefits

You’ve moved all the way to Ireland to work. You’ve set yourself up, put the kids into school and made a host of financial commitments. There’s electricity bills, phone contracts and rental agreements. Then you lose your job. What do you do? Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the road. Even if you aren’t an Irish citizen, you have entitlements that can help you stay on your feet while you look for a new job. Here’s what you should know about redundancy rights and unemployment benefits in Ireland. Staying in Ireland EEA and Swiss Nationals If you ar