Organising flights, wrapping things up at home, saying goodbye to friends and family. It’s a big ask to move for work. Thankfully, moving to Dublin is relatively straightforward. This brief guide looks at immigration requirements, assessing your new salary and opening a bank account, registering for tax and social security, and transferring your qualifications.
The legal requirements for living and working in Ireland differ for people from different countries.
EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens are entitled to move to the Republic of Ireland and work here without a visa or employment permit. People from further afield may need a visa and will require an employment permit before they can take up work.
Because Northern Ireland is part of the UK, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (‘Brexit’) would make the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland an external border of the European Union. However, the Irish and UK governments and the President of the European Council have stated that t
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
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
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
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
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