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Working in Ireland

Going to work in another country is not just about finding a job – there are things you may need to do before you begin your employment.

FÁS Know Before You Go - sets out the steps to take before you travel and then on arrival in Ireland. This useful guide can be downloaded in English, German and all the languages of the new EU member states.

Working in Ireland - explains how, as a European citizen, you are entitled to work in Ireland

Taxation information - This section of the Irish Revenue's website www.revenue.ie provides you with information on the Irish taxation system relevant for both employees and self-employed people. From here you can also access useful leaflets and guides in several languages.


Finding work

General sites:
EURES - The European Job Mobility Portal - The official European Union website on finding jobs in Europe.

FÁS - FÁS is Ireland's national training and employment authority. On this website you will find thousand of jobs advertised through FÁS by companies across Ireland.


Other general recruitment sites:

www.employireland.com
www.eu-recruit.com
www.irishjobs.ie
www.jobs.ie
www.jobsearch.ie
www.maryb.ie
www.monster.ie
www.jobs.ie
www.recruitireland.com

Specific sector websites include:

- Hospitality:
www.failteireland.ie
www.hoteljobs.ie
www.qualityplacements.ie

- IT:
www.eolas.ie
www.chase.ie
www.gempool.ie
www.cpl.ie

- Childminding
www.minderfinders.ie
www.childminding.ie

- Au-pair:
www.breslininternational.ie
www.aupairhere.com
www.executivenannies.com
www.aupairireland.com


Worker’s entitlements

Whether working part-time or full-time, permanently or temporarily, you have certain entitlements under Irish and EU legislation.

Employment rights - covers topics such as hours/breaks/Sunday working; protection of young people in employment; how to enforce your employment rights.

www.equality.ie - The information section of the Equality Authority website provides information on equality at work, maternity leave, parental leave, force majeure leave, adoptive leave and paternity leave. You can also download the Employment Equality Acts dealing with issues such as workplace discrimination, dismissal, equal pay, harassment and sexual harassment, working conditions, promotion, access to employment.

SIPTU - The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) represents over 200,000 Irish workers from virtually every category of employment across almost every sector of the Irish economy.


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Page Updated in October 2012.