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Living and Working Ireland
 
Geographically Ireland is divided into two parts: The Republic of Ireland which is made up of 26 Counties Northern Ireland...
 
Labour Market Factors <ul><li>Young highly educated workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration & Irish returnees </li></ul><u...
Ireland’s Demography <ul><li>Total Population    4.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>Population Aged 15+   3.8 million </li></ul...
Employment Growth 1998-2009 The Irish Economy
Jan-May Vacancies 54% 22567 48881 Total 73% 753 2818 Other production workers and operatives 55% 2850 6309 Other service w...
Opportunities – Where are jobs available? <ul><li>Specialised high skill areas of IT </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><...
Occupational Employment Forecasts 2012 <ul><li>More information:  www.fas.ie  </li></ul><ul><li>FÁS Quarterly Labour Marke...
<ul><li>Contact your local EURES Adviser before you leave the country </li></ul><ul><li>Seek pre-departure advice on “L&W”...
Know before You Go   Essential Preparation   <ul><li>Try to find a job before you arrive or be prepared to look for it </l...
Qualification recognition   <ul><li>The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland  www.nqai.ie  is the Irish centre for...
F Á S – The Training & Employment Authority <ul><li>www.fas.ie   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment:  3,157 Jobs (February 2...
Private Recruitment Agencies <ul><li>Irish Federation of Personnel Services (IFPS  www.nrf.ie  ) </li></ul><ul><li>No Char...
Internships/ Work experience in Ireland   <ul><li>www.leargas.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.ie.aiesec.org/AI </li></ul><ul><li>...
Some Useful Web Sites <ul><li>Irish Government  www.gov.ie   </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens Information   www.citizensinformat...
On arrival - What you need to do   <ul><li>Register for PPS Number – Social Security </li></ul><ul><li>Register for Tax – ...
A PPS (Personal Public Service) Number is your unique reference number. This PPS Number will help you to access benefits a...
<ul><li>In your local Welfare office you need to show: </li></ul><ul><li>Current Valid Passport or National Identity Card ...
<ul><ul><li>Introduction Letter from employer with exact details as per Passport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><...
Minimum Wage <ul><li>€ 8.65 per hour </li></ul><ul><li>Please note: </li></ul><ul><li>The minimum rate of pay increases fr...
Personal Taxation <ul><li>Tax system: PAYE = Pay As You Earn   </li></ul><ul><li>2 rates of Tax </li></ul><ul><li>20%  on ...
Income  T ax -  E xample Example:  INCOME TAX – Single Person Salary of €26,000 euro A single person pays 20% tax on €26,0...
PRSI = Pay related Social Security <ul><li>The amount of PRSI you pay will depend on your earnings and the class you are i...
Accommodation  -  Rough Guide <ul><li>Housing situation </li></ul><ul><li>45%  Owned outright </li></ul><ul><li>35%  Owned...
Average rents  in Dublin   per month <ul><li>Fully furnished  € </li></ul><ul><li>1 bedroom apartment  700+ </li></ul><ul>...
Renting a House or Apartment <ul><li>Landlords usually require: </li></ul><ul><li>1 month’s rent in advance </li></ul><ul>...
Some Approximate Prices  from a Typical Shopping Basket ( Tesco Dublin – September 09) <ul><li>Eggs (6) €1.42 </li></ul><u...
IRELAND  <ul><li>Head of State:  Mary McAleese – President </li></ul><ul><li>The D á il (Parliament) + Senate </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Ireland offers a good quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Temperate climate – lots of rain! </li></ul><ul><li>Englis...
Thank you ……………………… . EURES adviser ………………… .. ………………… Tel. E-mail:  FÁS activities are funded by the Irish Government and...
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Living and Working in Ireland in 2010. A presentation given at the EURES European Job Days in Lisbon on the 21st of October.

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  1. 1. Living and Working Ireland
  2. 3. Geographically Ireland is divided into two parts: The Republic of Ireland which is made up of 26 Counties Northern Ireland which is made up of 6 Counties and is part of U.K. GEOGRAPHY
  3. 5. Labour Market Factors <ul><li>Young highly educated workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration & Irish returnees </li></ul><ul><li>Emigration </li></ul><ul><li>National wage agreements </li></ul><ul><li>English language </li></ul><ul><li>High female participation rate </li></ul>
  4. 6. Ireland’s Demography <ul><li>Total Population 4.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>Population Aged 15+ 3.8 million </li></ul><ul><li>Employment 1.9 million (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment rate 13.2% (January 2010) </li></ul>
  5. 7. Employment Growth 1998-2009 The Irish Economy
  6. 8. Jan-May Vacancies 54% 22567 48881 Total 73% 753 2818 Other production workers and operatives 55% 2850 6309 Other service workers 68% 487 1543 Transport workers 48% 4156 8038 Sales workers 55% 3703 8271 Hotel/catering workers 52% 1521 3169 Health/care service workers 66% 1781 5178 Clerical workers 72% 328 1177 Skilled building workers 62% 1018 2667 Skilled metals/engineering workers -1% 1822 1811 Other associate professionals 57% 729 1700 Science/engineering associate professionals 58% 469 1105 Health associate professionals 42% 1039 1806 Service/Sales Managers % Decline 2009 2008 YEAR
  7. 9. Opportunities – Where are jobs available? <ul><li>Specialised high skill areas of IT </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Sales/marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Accountancy </li></ul><ul><li>Health and care services workers </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering and management </li></ul><ul><li>Green energy </li></ul><ul><li>Catering (Chefs, waiters, fast food) </li></ul><ul><li>Security (shops, office, factories) </li></ul>
  8. 10. Occupational Employment Forecasts 2012 <ul><li>More information: www.fas.ie </li></ul><ul><li>FÁS Quarterly Labour Market Commentary </li></ul><ul><li>Job Opportunities in the Down-Turn </li></ul>Engineering, Computing, scientific, Medical, Legal and Financial Professionals
  9. 11. <ul><li>Contact your local EURES Adviser before you leave the country </li></ul><ul><li>Seek pre-departure advice on “L&W” </li></ul><ul><li>Bring relevant personal documentation, relevant ‘E’ forms and European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) </li></ul><ul><li>Speak at least basic English </li></ul><ul><li>Have enough money to live for 1 month at least </li></ul>Know before You Go Essential Preparation
  10. 12. Know before You Go Essential Preparation <ul><li>Try to find a job before you arrive or be prepared to look for it </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss any queries relating to your contract of employment directly with your new employer </li></ul><ul><li>Have somewhere to stay on arrival – Friend www.hostelbookers.com www.hosteldublin.com </li></ul>
  11. 13. Qualification recognition <ul><li>The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland www.nqai.ie is the Irish centre for the recognition of international qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>The Authority represents Ireland in a European network of Centres known as ENIC/NARIC www.enic-naric.net (European National Information Centre/National Academic Recognition Information Centre). </li></ul>
  12. 14. F Á S – The Training & Employment Authority <ul><li>www.fas.ie </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment: 3,157 Jobs (February 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> * 5,300 Jobs (September 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Training Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CV on line </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.eures.europa.eu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Living & Working in all the EU Countries </li></ul></ul>Looking Work in Ireland
  13. 15. Private Recruitment Agencies <ul><li>Irish Federation of Personnel Services (IFPS www.nrf.ie ) </li></ul><ul><li>No Charge to Jobseekers </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies generally charge employers 12% to 20% of first year’s salary. </li></ul>Looking for Work in Ireland
  14. 16. Internships/ Work experience in Ireland <ul><li>www.leargas.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.ie.aiesec.org/AI </li></ul><ul><li>www.gradireland.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.iaeste.ie </li></ul><ul><li>EURES portal </li></ul><ul><li>{(Access www.eures.europa.eu ; select –Jobseekers; select - Related links: National Employment Services (on bottom right hand side of screen), select - Information and jobs for graduates (on left hand side of screen)}. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Some Useful Web Sites <ul><li>Irish Government www.gov.ie </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens Information www.citizensinformation.ie </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Times: www.irish-times.com </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Independent: www.independent.ie </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday Business Post: www . sbpost.ie </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Examiner: www.examiner.ie </li></ul>
  16. 18. On arrival - What you need to do <ul><li>Register for PPS Number – Social Security </li></ul><ul><li>Register for Tax – Tax free allowance Cert. </li></ul><ul><li>Open a Bank Account </li></ul>
  17. 19. A PPS (Personal Public Service) Number is your unique reference number. This PPS Number will help you to access benefits and information from public service agencies more quickly and more easily. This includes services such as Social Welfare, Revenue, Public Healthcare and Education. More information on: www.welfare.ie PPS Number
  18. 20. <ul><li>In your local Welfare office you need to show: </li></ul><ul><li>Current Valid Passport or National Identity Card and </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of either birth /work /unemployment /residency /tax liability /education and </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of address in Ireland !!! </li></ul><ul><li>( Household Bill, Official letter/document, financial statement, property lease or tenancy agreement, verified employers letter. All documents must show the applicants name and address) </li></ul>PPS Number – How to apply?
  19. 21. <ul><ul><li>Introduction Letter from employer with exact details as per Passport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The letter from PPS application received back from Social Welfare Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving Licence or Passport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details of Irish Address – Utility Bill </li></ul></ul>Opening a bank account
  20. 22. Minimum Wage <ul><li>€ 8.65 per hour </li></ul><ul><li>Please note: </li></ul><ul><li>The minimum rate of pay increases from time to time. Details of current minimum rates are always available from the Employment Rights Information Unit or on the Department’s website www.entemp.ie </li></ul>
  21. 23. Personal Taxation <ul><li>Tax system: PAYE = Pay As You Earn </li></ul><ul><li>2 rates of Tax </li></ul><ul><li>20% on the first €36,400.00 earned </li></ul><ul><li>41% on all earnings above €36,400.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal tax allowances granted to individuals by a system of Tax Credits </li></ul><ul><li> More information on: www.revenue.ie </li></ul>
  22. 24. Income T ax - E xample Example: INCOME TAX – Single Person Salary of €26,000 euro A single person pays 20% tax on €26,000 = €5,200 Less €1,830 tax credit = €3370 taxable pay Single Person - Tax Credit €1,830 Married Person - Tax Credit €3,660
  23. 25. PRSI = Pay related Social Security <ul><li>The amount of PRSI you pay will depend on your earnings and the class you are insured under. </li></ul><ul><li>If you earn less than €352 gross per week, you will not pay any social insurance </li></ul><ul><li>No payment of social insurance on the first €127 of earnings per week </li></ul><ul><li>On a basic salary (€352 - €500 gross per week) the social insurance deduction is 4% on earnings over €127 per week. NOTE: Should your earnings exceed €500 per week a 4% Health Levy applies to all your earnings </li></ul><ul><li> More information on: www.welfare.ie </li></ul>
  24. 26. Accommodation - Rough Guide <ul><li>Housing situation </li></ul><ul><li>45% Owned outright </li></ul><ul><li>35% Owned but with a mortgage </li></ul><ul><li>18% Rented (private/local) </li></ul>
  25. 27. Average rents in Dublin per month <ul><li>Fully furnished € </li></ul><ul><li>1 bedroom apartment 700+ </li></ul><ul><li>2 bedroom apartment 750+ </li></ul><ul><li>3 Bedroom House 1100+ </li></ul><ul><li>Bedsit/Studio 500+ </li></ul>
  26. 28. Renting a House or Apartment <ul><li>Landlords usually require: </li></ul><ul><li>1 month’s rent in advance </li></ul><ul><li>1 month’s rent as security </li></ul><ul><li>Generally require 1 year’s lease </li></ul><ul><li>Rental agreements are legal </li></ul><ul><li>Custom is for young people to share accommodation. </li></ul>
  27. 29. Some Approximate Prices from a Typical Shopping Basket ( Tesco Dublin – September 09) <ul><li>Eggs (6) €1.42 </li></ul><ul><li>Chicken (Tesco - medium) €2.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Potatoes (2.5kg) €3.39 </li></ul><ul><li>Milk (1 litre) €0.97 </li></ul><ul><li>Bottle wine (average) €8.49 </li></ul><ul><li>Washing up liquid (Tesco)500ml €0.79 </li></ul>
  28. 30. IRELAND <ul><li>Head of State: Mary McAleese – President </li></ul><ul><li>The D á il (Parliament) + Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Current Prime Minister – Brian Cowen </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition Government </li></ul><ul><li>Currency € - Euro </li></ul><ul><li>Time = GMT -European time minus1 hour </li></ul>
  29. 31. <ul><li>Ireland offers a good quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Temperate climate – lots of rain! </li></ul><ul><li>English speaking – the Irish language is still spoken in some areas but for work English is essential. </li></ul><ul><li>Many young people – a variety of interests – football, Gaelic games, golf, fishing, rugby, music (U2), theatre, cinema etc </li></ul>IRELAND
  30. 32. Thank you ……………………… . EURES adviser ………………… .. ………………… Tel. E-mail: FÁS activities are funded by the Irish Government and the National Training Fund
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