European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals
Work permits, visas, and authorizations are not required for EEA and Citizens of the EU including Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein, Switzerland and the UK. Therefore, citizens can live and work in Ireland without an employment permit. For details, please refer to Coming from the EU/EEA to work (citizensinformation.ie)
Non-European Economic Area applicants
If you are from a country outside of the EEA, Switzerland and the UK, you need a permit and visa to live and work in Ireland. For details, please refer to Welcome to EPOS (enterprise.gov.ie)
I am a refugee. Can I work in the health service?
The HSE welcomes applications from suitably qualified Non-EEA Nationals that have refugee status.
For Doctors, Nurses and Midwives and Health and Social Care Professionals
All professionals stated above are welcome to apply post their registration with relevant Irish bodies. For more information, please visit: