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Living and Working in Ireland

Ireland, with its warm hospitality, stunning landscapes, and dynamic economy, offers a unique blend of professional growth and quality of life.

Living in Ireland Imagine rolling green hills, cozy pubs with live music, and a welcoming community spirit. Ireland boasts excellent healthcare, education, and a strong sense of community.

Working in Ireland Ireland’s dynamic economy offers opportunities across various sectors:

  1. Healthcare: High demand for nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals due to the aging population and COVID-19 impact.
  2. Information Technology: Constant demand for IT professionals in software development, cybersecurity, and data analysis.
  3. Construction: Need for engineers, architects, and skilled tradespeople as the country develops infrastructure and housing.
  4. Education: Shortage of teachers, especially in STEM subjects.

Thriving Sectors Ireland excels in key growth areas:

  1. Tech Industry: Known as the Silicon Valley of Europe, innovating in software, AI, and fintech.
  2. Pharmaceuticals and Biotech: Leading in production and biotechnology research, home to top pharmaceutical companies.
  3. Green Energy: Investment in wind, solar, and green technologies driven by a commitment to sustainability.
  4. Financial Services: Dublin is a major financial hub with opportunities in banking, investment, and insurance.

Opportunities for Skilled and Unskilled Professionals 
Whether you have specialized qualifications or are eager to explore new horizons, Ireland has something for everyone.

Skilled Professionals: Sectors with shortages where qualifications are highly valued:

  • Salesforce Professionals
  • Software Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Engineers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Social Workers

Unskilled Opportunities: Fulfilling roles available even without specialized skills:

  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Cleaners
  • Kitchen Porters
  • Baristas
  • Retail Assistants
  • Farm Workers
  • Warehouse Operatives
  • General Operatives

Why Choose Ireland?
Beyond professional prospects, Ireland offers a balanced lifestyle with rich cultural activities and a supportive work environment.

Practical Tips for Job Seekers

  1. CV Format: Irish employers prefer English CVs, 1-2 pages long, adapted to the Irish format. Get some tips on preparing a CV here or visit for CV templates and CV advice
  2. Job Listings: Explore opportunities on websites like EU Jobs portal, JobsIreland, IrishJobs, and Indeed.
  3. Recruitment Agencies: Send CVs to agencies related to sectors of interest.(see ERF Website)
  4. EURES Financial Support: EU nationals aged 18+ can apply for support covering interview trips or relocation.
  5. Additional Resources: Explore work opportunities on EURES Ireland or EURES Ireland Facebook.

Challenges of Living in Ireland However, like any country, Ireland faces challenges:

  1. Wet Weather: Frequent rain contributes to the beautiful scenery and famously green countryside.
  2. Housing: Housing shortages in major cities, especially Dublin, can make finding affordable accommodation challenging.
  3. Cost of Living: Higher cost of living in urban areas, though salaries in sectors like tech and finance can offset these expenses.

Contact us at EURES Ireland for specific information on coming to live and work in Ireland


EURES Ireland Team


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