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Information about Ireland

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More and more young Europeans are travelling, studying, working and living – and having fun - in countries throughout the European Union. This section is designed to help those coming to Ireland easily and quickly to access online information on life in Ireland.

This information pack has been compiled by Eurodesk Ireland, which can also be contacted at:

Eurodesk Ireland - Léargas
Fitzwilliam Court, Leeson Close, Dublin 2
Tel: 00 353 1 872 2394

You can also contact any of the Eurodesk local relays across the country.

  • Travelling - Information on travel to and through Ireland.
  • Living in Ireland - General information on Ireland and advice for people moving to Ireland.
  • Your rights - Information on your rights in Ireland as an EU citizen, employee, consumer and rights to Irish citizenship.
  • Accommodation - Short and long term accommodation, information on your rights and duties as a tenant.
  • Working in Ireland - General and specialised online recruitment websites, including au-pair section.
  • Social welfare - Social welfare services in Ireland and residency requirements for social assistance in Ireland.
  • Health care - Public and private health care, maternity services, information on hospitals and hospital charges.
  • Family issues - Information on maternity leave, child benefit, birth registration and child care.
  • Education - Pre-school, primary, secondary and third-level education; learning English in Ireland.
  • Qualifications recognition - Recognition of foreign diplomas and qualifications.
  • Having fun - What to do when you’re not working or studying.
  • If something goes wrong... - Who to contact in the case of an emergency.
  • Useful links - Information portals and websites with information for young people and immigrants.


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Page Updated in October 2012.