Living and working in Ireland

 

We recruit for World’s leading companies all across Europe. We understand the questions that arise when it comes to moving country. We have gathered information that will hopefully be of use to you in deciding whether to relocate to Ireland.

If you are looking for a job in a shop, hotel or restaurant, you can log on to www.thejob.ie.

For French people looking for information on living and working in Ireland, this forum might be helpful.

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Work Permit

If you intend to come to work in Ireland you need to know the rules about the formalities involved in travelling to Ireland. If you are from an EU member state or one of the countries of the EEA or Switzerland, you are entitled to come to work in Ireland. If you are from another country then generally you need an employment permit.

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/employment/migrant-workers/employment-permits/work_permits

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Finding a place to stay

Whether you decide to rent a property, share a flat or buy a house, here are some useful links that will give you an overview of the sector.

Sharing: http://www.daft.ie

Renting: http://www.daft.ie

Buying: http://www.myhome.ie

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Salaries and taxes

Taxes are deducted from pay, referred to as “Pay As You Earn”. This tax is deduced on a weekly or monthly basis depending on when you are paid. Use the tax calculator to have a better idea of how much you will get taxed.

http://taxcalc.eu/

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Transport

Around Dublin To travel within Dublin City, you can use public transport. There are 3 parts to this system: buses, trains and trams.

Bus: www.dublinbus.ie/

Luas: www.luas.ie/

Dart: www.irishrail.ie/

In Ireland:

Bus: www.buseireann.ie

Train: www.irishrail.ie/

Plane: www.aerlingus.ie & www.ryanair.com

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Entertainment & Culture

Ireland is a cultural hub. Whether you’re interested in music, theatre or sports for instance, you’ll find what you’re looking for here:

http://entertainment.ie/http://lovindublin.com/ & http://www.dublinevents.com/dublin-entertainment/

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Social cover and pension

In order to work in Ireland, an Irish social registration number ( “PPS number” from Personal Public Service) is required. You can obtain it very easily by contacting a Tax office. This number is mandatory and you need it as soon as possible to avoid payingEmergency taxes. It allows you to open a bank account and to have the social cover and the Irish retirement (“PRSI” for Pay Related Social Insurance). This social protection partly covers unemployment, pension, disabilities and some of the medical care. However, a complete protection can be obtained using complementary mutual insurance companies (the principal insurers are VHI and VIVAS) generally taken by the employers.