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Are you considering moving to Ireland?

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Are you considering moving to Ireland? 

You’ve made the decision to relocate to Ireland. We may be a little biased, but we don’t believe you’ll regret your choice. You’re relocating to a place with a dynamic metropolitan culture, breath taking natural beauty, and a cost of living on par with anywhere in the globe. We take pleasure in giving everyone who comes to see our nation a warm welcome, regardless of whether they plan to remain for a while or move here permanently. 

If you prefer city life, you’ll find lots of options here, from Galway and Limerick to Cork and Dublin. If you feel more at home in nature, we also offer beautiful scenery that stretches from the untamed Atlantic coast to the quiet Wicklow highlands and the banks of the magnificent River Shannon.

Before you get too excited about possibly heading to the island of Ireland there are few things you need to know. If you are already a citizen of a European Union member country, you will be entitled to work in Ireland and therefore will not require an employment permit. 

If you are travelling from a country that is not a member of the European Union it is important to note that you will need permission to enter and work in Ireland. To do so you will need to present a VISA and proof of other documentation requested by the state. 

In order to work in Ireland, each individual will need to request a Personal Public Service (PPS) number. This is a unique reference number which you will need in order to open a bank account, register with Revenue as well as a Doctor and allows you access to public services and benefits such as social welfare and a range of schemes and offers put into place by the Irish government. Hollilander Recruitment works endlessly to assist candidates in relocating to Ireland and finding employment that suits both their preferences and overall experience as well as assisting in matters like PPS number applications and immigration and Revenue registration.

Accommodation in Ireland

It is important to note that you will need to give yourself plenty of time to find a place to live, especially if you are looking to rent since there is a lot of competition for rentals at the moment. When signing a lease, you might be required to submit supporting papers, such as a valid photo ID, bank account information, and references from prior landlords or employers. There are a range of different websites, such as and, that are dedicated to finding houses in the rental market and within the for sale market. 

Family Life

If your family is moving as well, you’ve undoubtedly already begun considering your possibilities for schools. If so, you’ll be happy to know that Ireland’s educational system is among the best in the world! Children up to the age of 12 attend primary school, which is the first level. There are a few private primary schools that charge tuition, but the majority of these are state-funded national schools. Children are taught a wide variety of courses in elementary school, including maths, science, English (and our original language, Irish), history, and art. Education is continued into secondary school after primary school, where they can study for up to six years before passing the Leaving Certificate exams. They are scored according to a points system to determine college applications.

The good news is that your beloved pet friend can migrate here too if you have one at home! Your dog or cat has to have a Pet Passport if you’re moving from within the EU. Your local veterinarian ought to be ready to provide you with the passport once your pet has been microchipped, as well as after it has received the required vaccines. Other limits apply if you are migrating from outside the EU, therefore you must research the specific rules in your nation.

Irish Lifestyle

Although you have probably moved here for employment, we know how important it is important to practise a healthy work-life balance. Therefore you may be happy to know that there are a tonne of leisure activities to keep you occupied as well. For arts, culture, and activities, Dublin, our capital city, is on par with any other city in Europe. You won’t run out of things to do during your spare time, whether you choose to listen to traditional music at one of the numerous live venues in the city, explore the treasures at the many free museums, or wander the famed Phoenix Park’s, the heart of Dublin zoo, lush green spaces. 

Throughout the rest of the country you will have some of the most beautiful hikes in the world, the coldest and most refreshing sea swims and the heartiest of meals. Regardless of where you relocate you will find and meet the friendliest people who will help your settling process be a lot easier, and so can we! 

How we can help!

Here at Hollilander Staffing Solutions we are here to help you find a job that is suitable to your preferences and experiences. Since 2011, Hollilander has been placing nurses in Ireland and has expanded into several placement departments. We are pleased to employ healthcare professionals in the Republic of Ireland, such as nurses and healthcare assistants both in permanent positions and part-time within our agency division.  

For further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing us on