Working in Ireland
Over the last twenty years, Ireland has transformed itself into one of the most modern and cosmopolitan countries in Europe. Despite the economy slowing considerably in the past two years, Ireland remains a destination of choice both for employers looking for a business friendly and low tax environment and jobseekers, who want to experience Ireland’s unique culture and lifestyle.
Living in Ireland – Fast Facts
- The currency is the Euro (€).
- Ireland has two official languages: English and Gaelic. English is the main language and is used daily by 95% of the population.
- Dublin is the capital city and over 40% of the population resides within 100 km of Dublin.
- The Republic of Ireland covers almost 85% of the island of Ireland. The remaining 15% is known as Northern Ireland and is part of the United Kingdom.
- Ireland occupies a strategic location on major air and sea routes between North America and northern Europe.
Living in Ireland – Visa Information
Work permits and visas are not required by nationals of an EEA country, although they are required to apply at their local Garda (police) station for a residence permit if they plan to stay longer than three months.
Non-EEA nationals who intend working in Ireland will require a work permit as well as a residence permit (issued simultaneously for the same duration). There are some exceptions to this rule; please see www.citizensinformation.ie for further details.
Applications for work permits must be made by a prospective employer (not the employee) to the Work Permits Section of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Dublin and must be submitted before your arrival in Ireland.
Thinking about Moving to Ireland?
If you are considering working abroad, international recruitment specialists Morgan McKinley can give you advice and guidance on a number of locations worldwide, including Ireland.
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