Working in Ireland as an EEA National
Living and working in another European country can present certain challenges, such as adapting to a new culture, working in a foreign language, and having to cope with unfamiliar tax and social security systems. You can best prepare yourself by being well informed about the country of your choice. A useful first port of call for finding out about the employment situation and living and working conditions in another European Economic Area (EEA) country is the information available in English and in the languages of the new Member States through the Know before you Go leaflet series, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and Useful Links. The FÁS Fact Sheet describes the full list of services available to jobseekers. Other useful information is the section on 'Living and Working' on the EURES European Job Mobility portal. It is available in 20 European languages.
EURES Online CV
European jobseekers who wish to work in Ireland can use EURES Online CV to post a CV which is available to EURES Advisers and registered employers. EURES allows jobseekers to create, store and search profiles and receive email alerts when European jobs matching the profile become available. The EURES service is free of charge to both jobseekers and employers. To register phone 00 800 4080 4080.
It is essential that you obtain your Personal Public Service (PPS) number as soon as you arrive in Ireland. This PPS number will be used in all dealings with public service agencies. See Full Information and procedures.
EURES Advisers (European Mobility Experts)
If you want more personalised advice, you can contact your nearest EURES Adviser who specialises in job mobility questions. They have access to a range of information tools and can advise on many of the practical, legal and administrative issues involved in finding and accepting a job abroad. Find your Local EURES Adviser.