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The Republic of Ireland is a member of the European Union (EU) and
European Economic Area (EEA). Located on the western edge of Europe.
It is an island of great beauty with rugged mountains, blue lakes,
ancient castles, long sandy beaches and picturesque harbors. The
climate is temperate all year round. The capital is Dublin and other
major cities are Cork, Galway and Limerick.
It has a population of barely 3.7 million inhabitants and an area of 70,282
kms, and enjoys one of the cleanest environments in Europe. Its still a virgin field,
provides an excellent location for leisure activities such as hiking, biking,
golfing, trecking or horseback riding, among others.
Ireland is also ideal for water sports, with more than 5,000 kilometers of
coastline and numerous rivers and lakes .
Ireland has a rich cultural heritage with its relics of stone over thousands of years. The
prestigious tradition of education dates from the Middle Ages, when Ireland
became known as the Island of Saints and Scholars.
The Irish are relaxed, friendly, spontaneous, hospitable and love to talk. This
is reflected in the impact the Irish have had in the world of culture in the
world, is a land of writers, musicians, painters and poets.
By maintaining the traditional values, Ireland has experienced a period of very
considerable economic growth in recent years, with over half the population
under 30 years of age.
The country is vibrant with energy, vitality and creativity. Despite its
increasing urbanization, Ireland remains a safe and welcoming country.
Study English in Ireland and enjoy the warmth and hospitality unmatched
anywhere you go, where the legacy of the past meets the future.
The official languages are English and Gaelic. While English is
the language most spoken, Gaelic is not widespread, only in certain
parts of the west coast, an area known as the Gaeltacht, speaking
English is sufficient for the purpose of working in Ireland.
The monetary unit is the Euro.
Time in Ireland
An hour less than in Spain and the rest of the continent.
Electricity in Ireland
The current is 220V across the country. There are two types of
outlets, with three flat teeth and three round prongs, so it is quite possible
that an adapter is necessary.
Driving in Ireland
Unlike the rest of the EEA, drive on the left, and the United
Phone Calls in Ireland
From Spain to Ireland 00 + 353 + area code by removing the first
"0" + phone number.
From Ireland to Spain 00 + 34 + area code + phone number.
Spain Direct Telephone service for collect calls from Ireland:
There are free phones for all emergency services, police, fire,
ambulance: 999 or 112
Health in Ireland
Before traveling to Ireland to request information on Social
Security. You will receive the appropriate form of the series E-100.
Starting on June 1, 2004 forms a temporary stay, mainly E-111 and
E-128, have been replaced by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
This card is individual and certifies the holder's right to receive
urgent medical assistance. The validity period stated in the
European Health Card.
To obtain will go to any of the Information and Support Centres of
the Social Security (CAISS) National Institute of Social Security,
which will be issued immediately upon identification. If it is the
owner dependents shall also P-1 model, in which are the family
members. Soon you will be requested through the virtual office of
the Social Security-social.es www.seg Once in Ireland, for medical
assistance must contact the "Local Health Board" where is a list of
assigned general practitioners to it. To contact the physician, must
submit Form E-100 or the European health insurance card and clearly
state that you want to receive treatment in accordance with the
provisions of the European Community Social Security. Many doctors
working for public and private simultaneously so that if you go to
the doctor as a private patient is not free will be covered by
In case of emergency to be admitted to a hospital, you must present the
above mentioned documents at the administration section of the hospital.
Services to internal and external patients that are provided in
public hospitals are provided free of charge.
To obtain the drugs perscriptions are necessary and are provided by the
general practitioner under the above system at any pharmacy, without
having to pay any amount.
The information on the coverage provided by Ireland European health
insurance card is in
Education in Ireland
Ireland has a system of free public education covering primary and secondary. There are also private schools at both levels. These
schools receive no state subsidy and the Ministry of Education has
no control over them.
Schooling is compulsory full-time between 5 and 16 years.
Primary pupils are between 5 and 12 There is no national system
of subsidized preschool education, but in practice all children 5
years and half of those aged 4 go to school.
Secondary education covers pupils aged 12 to 18 years, and
is compulsory up to 16 (Junior Cycle). Books, uniforms and examination
fees are paid in high school itself, although there is support for
families with low incomes.
For information on state education, private and higher education in
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Tel: + 353 (01) 8896400 www.education.ie
Recognition of qualifications in Ireland
If you have a degree, it is essential to learn about this before
leaving Spain. Information can be found at: www.mec.es
; The information provided in this section referred to
professional recognition. That is, the process by which it is
recognized in the field of EEE the possibility of pursuing a
profession outside the country. There are two possible cases:
Non-regulated professions in the host country (those whose exercise
is not regulated by law): In this case, applies the law of the
market. It all depends on personal and professional qualities of the
candidate and the assessment of them made by the employer.
Regulated professions in the host country: Covered by a sectoral
directive (doctors, nurses, dentists, architects, veterinarians,
etc..) Persons qualified in their country may work in another Member
State, subject to professional recognition by the competent
authority the host country.
Therefore, the first thing to know is if we want to exercise the
profession or not regulated in Ireland. If it were regulated, before starting
the process in Ireland, one should contact the Department of Qualifications,
Validations and Approvals Spanish Ministry of Education for ACCREDITATION TITLE.
The information in the documentation to be submitted and the application are
available on the website of the Ministry of Education set at the beginning of
The following applications for professional recognition should be addressed to
the competent authority in Ireland on the regulated profession that wishes to
exercise. To find the relevant competent authority, contact the Higher Education
NARIC - National Academic Recognition Information Authority
Higher Education Authority
3rd Floor, Marine House, Clanwilliam Court
Tel: + 353 1 661 27 48
Info@hea.ie www.hea.ie Ó también
National Qualifications Authority of Ireland
5th floor. Jervis House
Tel:+ 353 1 887 1500
The list of relevant professional bodies or associations for
professional recognition can be obtained also through the web of
Irish government information under the heading work Ireland
Legal Assistance in Ireland
We must remember that when living in Ireland, is subject to Irish
law. If you have legal difficulties, contact the Spanish Embassy,
will guide you in the right direction for legal advice.
17 th Merlyn Park
Tel: + 353 1 269 16 40-269 25 97-283 88 27, 283 99 00
Fax: + 353 1 269 18 54 and 260 16 47
Turismo de Irlanda
Paseo de la Castellana 46, 3 Planta
Tel: 917 456 420
Fax: 915 776 934 www.ireland.travel.ie
The European Economic Area citizens can move, live and work in any member
country, enjoying the same rights as nationals of the country of your choice.
This freedom of movement extends to their family or their dependents, regardless
of their nationality.
Therefore, a national of an EEA member country, you can access in Ireland to any
work, whether for hire or reward and own account without having to apply for a
work permit and have the same rights as Irish nationals salary, working
conditions, access to housing, vocational training, social security and unions.
To work in Ireland one must have the "Irish Personal Public Service Number, known as
PPS number. To get it you must go to the office of Social Welfare. The documents
to be presented are:
• Passport or D.N.I into force
• A document stating an address in Ireland (letter from the owner of where you
• Fill out a form that you provide in the office of Social Welfare.
More information about the application process by telephone 00 353 (0) 1 874 84 44 or web http://www.welfare.ie/topics/ppsn/apply.html
The Social Welfare offices can be located by this locator: http://test.oasis.gov.ie/service_finder/
FÁS, is the Irish public employment service. On their website you will find any job www.fas.ie sorted by regions or sectors. It is very comprehensive and there are many offers. They have an option for your CV and let them add you to a database to provide poderte work. When required, this application will be sent to employers, who will contact the person directly.
You can go directly to the office and see where the job offers touch-screen computers where you can view and print the same ones that interest you, you also have a bulletin board with the latest deals sorted by location.
How to stop paying emergency rates in Ireland
Once you get the PPS Number and you found a job, you should immediately solicitor for "Tax Credits", otherwise you will pay the highest tax, 42% instead of 20%.
To apply for a certificate of loan rates need to fill out an application form and submit it to the Tax Office that will be.
You can ask your employer for form 12 and they will tell you where you have to deliver.
If your employer does not have the form 12 , you can download it here: Unloading form 12a
Realization of CV's and Cover Letters in Ireland
Cover Letter: contain only one page. You have to start with a brief reference you where you saw the job ad, then make a brief statement of the reasons that lead you to apply for this particular job. Mention the name of the company, the reference of the work required and the position for which you are applying.
Curriculum: Try to make it "easier" with a font and without much design. The most usual format is to use the table for it.
Start the CV with the name, address and phone number and your email. The date of birth is optional, if you do not put it in it is not important. Then make a brief description of a few lines about your personal and professional virtues.
Then put it in reverse chronological order (first, last), the work you have done, noting the company name, month and year to begin and end on the job, workplace and especially "detail" the tasks performed in it.
Then you have to itemize your studies, followed by another section that zithers your computer skills, foreign language skills both written and spoken and hobbies.
References of work insert "Referees available on request" and if you pass the interview you will be asked for two phone numbers to check those references.
Normally the working day is 40 hours per week
The minimum wage is 8.65 Euros an hour, totalling 346 Euros per week. In many places payment is weekly.The salaries mentioned are "Before taxes."
Taxes in Ireland
If you make less than 34,000 Euros gross per year you will pay 20% tax and if you earn over this amount, you will pay 42%, but only on the amount over the €32,000. If you earn 40,000 euros a year,you would pay 20% of the first 34,000 euros and 42% of the 6,000 remaining.
The most common occurance is that at first one is discounted by 42% in what is called "emergence rates, but as you take out the PPS Number (social security number) in the office of Social Welfare http://www.welfare.ie and your employer gives the data to the tax office, the rate will go down to 20% and you will be refunded any overpayment made in the next payroll.
Contracts in Ireland
Unlike Spain, Ireland employment contracts are not defined, so that the terms and conditions of employment depend on the agreement established between the employer and employee.
The employer must provide the employee a written statement of the terms and conditions of employment, within two months from the date of commencement of employment (Terms of Employment Act 1994-2001).
In this written statement must include at least information on: name and address of employer and worker, place of work, nature of work, start date, duration of contract, wage calculation system, frequency of pay, hours of work , shifts and breaks, leave, sick leave, notice, contract enforcement and hourly wage.
If this information is not received written, you might consider a complaint to the Rights Commissioner. (Rights Commissioner)
An annual week of each period of three months worked, or 8% of total hours worked up to a maximum of 4 weeks or four weeks if they have worked 1,365 hours a year.
Social Security in Ireland
The Department of Social and Familiy Affairs, manages contributions and social security payments in Ireland. The system is known as Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI), ie linked to social insurance contributions. Indeed the contributions depend on income and type of work done.
There are different kinds of Social Security contributions, the benefits of each of these kinds of contributions are different. Contributions to class to cover all contingencies:
common illness, unemployment, disability, maternity and adoption, occupational disease, pensions for widows, orphans and retirement, family support for dependent care and other social benefits. The majority of workers listed in the class A.
Classes C, D, B, E, H, J, S, K, M and P pay contributions at a rate lower than A, and the consequence is that you have access to all benefits.
Contributions are deducted from wages by the company, there are different types of contributions depending on the level of wages.
For further information on PRSI system in: www.welfare.ie/publications/sw14.html Regarding social benefits, the right to obtain upon fulfilling certain requirements. In general is discussed: what kind of contributions have been paid, the age at which it went public, what has been quoted, has been quoted as the year preceding the application for benefits. Some features available are: unemployment, disability, maternity, adoption, health, disability, widows 'and orphans' pensions, family care.
You can see the various benefits, entrance requirements and rates at: www.welfare.ie
Job seekers in Ireland - Jobs in Ireland
Jobs in Ireland by sectors
Jobs in Ireland for students and graduates
Jobs for graduates: www.3rd-level.com
Jobs, postgraduate courses: www.gradireland.com
Living, English courses, education, www.educationireland.ie
Irish Council International Students: www.icosirl.ie
Directory software companies: www.nsd.ie
Flights to Ireland
- Aer Lingus, for reservations: www.aerlingus.com
Fly to Dublin from: Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria,
Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela,
Sevilla, Tenerife Fly to Cork from: Alicante, Barcelona, Lanzarote,
Madrid, Malaga and Tenerife
- Ryan Air, for bookings: www.ryanair.com
Fly to Shannon from Biarritz, Fuerteventura, Girona, Madrid, Malaga,
Lanzarote, Tenerife and Murcia Fly to Dublin from Alicante,
Barcelona-Girona, Barcelona Reus Fuerteventura, Madrid, Malaga,
Murcia, Sevilla, Tenerife, Valencia and Vitoria.
- Aer Arann, for reservations: www.aerarann.com
Small company based in Galway. There are several daily flights
between Dublin and Galway, also from Dublin, Cork and Kerry. It also
flies from London Luton to Galway, or we could fly to Luton and then
straight to Galway. The flight from Dublin to Galway is 45 minutes.
Buses and trains in Ireland
There are three companies that travel between Dublin and Galway
- Bus Eireann, the state company. www.buseireann.ie
- Citylink, with direct service from Dublin Airport to
- NestorLink, also from Dublin Airport to Galway.
- The journey from Shannon to Galway do Citylink Bus Eireann and
- The service between Dublin and Galway by train takes just under
three hours. www.irishrail.ie
Ferries to Ireland
If you want to go to Ireland with your own car, you can go on a
ferry. For more information see the following links: