Settling in to day-to-day life in a new country can seem quite challenging, whether you’re alone or with family. Securing accommodation will be your priority, in addition to getting a PPS (Personal Public Service) number and a bank account. We will help and support you with everything you need to know.
We understand that it is usually not just you making the move to Ireland. Often you have a partner and a family with you so it is very important that you all know what to expect when you get here. Decisions about schools and healthcare will of course be at the top of your list as you navigate your relocation.
Employment and tax
Understanding your tax obligations is relatively straightforward in Ireland. Most employees in Ireland pay tax through the PAYE (Pay As You Earn) system. This means that your employer deducts the tax you owe directly from your wages, and pays this tax directly to the Revenue Commissioners. The Revenue Commissioners collect taxes from citizens on behalf of the Irish Government.
Workers in Ireland have many entitlements on pay, working conditions and time off.
Ireland is a relatively small country and you can reach even the most remote parts within four hours from Dublin. If you don’t have your own transport, there are plenty of public transport options in towns and cities across Ireland.
And if you want to opt for a more active lifestyle, walking and biking the journey to work is a popular choice among Irish workers.