You’ve moved to Dublin, settled into your new home and found a job. How can you be sure that you’re being treated fairly? Ireland’s employment law is transparent and applicable to all workplaces. Here are a few resources that will help you check that your boss is on the level. The Workplace Relations Commission The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is your one-stop-shop for your rights at work. It publishes a comprehensive Guide to Employme
You’ll need an Irish bank account to receive your pay. It isn’t difficult, but you will have to be in the country to do it – most Irish banks will want to speak to you in person before they open an account for you. Our guide will take you through the process.
Once you’re being paid, you’ll be liable for income tax and entitled to social services. Our guide will also take you through the process for registering as a taxpayer.
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
What can I earn in Dublin? A lot of factors will dictate what you will earn in Dublin, most of which come down to your personal circumstances: your industry, qualifications and experience. Figures from Eurostat show that salaries in Ireland are among the highest in Europe, despite a sharp reduction during the 2008-2013 recession. In November 2018 official figures indicated that the average wage in Ireland had increased by EUR1,188 over the past year. This brought the average wage in Ire