According to CSO figures there were approximately 25,500 job vacancies at the end of Q3 2023, down by 8,100 from the end of Q3 2022.. The job vacancy rate currently stands at around 1.2%. The Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities sector had the highest job vacancy rate at 2.8% in Q3 2023, followed by 2.6% in the Public Administration & Defence sector.

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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Foreign qualification recognition

Why foreign qualification recognition in Ireland is important Whether you’re working in Dublin or studying in Dublin, you’ll probably need to showcase your qualifications at some point. You may need to prove you’re eligible for a college course or even capable of doing a particular job. But foreign qualifications aren’t always immediately familiar to Irish employers and educational institutions. Dealing with paperwork, CVs, cover letters and application forms is bad enough. So don’t let incompatible qualifi

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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 2023, official figures indicated that the average we

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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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Income tax and social security

Social Security in Ireland If you’re working in Dublin – or anywhere else in Ireland – you’ll need a Personal Public Service number. This PPS number is unique to you and allows you to access public services and social welfare in Ireland. This number is also used to register you for income tax. A PPS number will allow you to access: All social welfare services, such as unemployment benefit and

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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