Opportunities in IT<br />A guide to relocating to Ireland<br /> A thousands IT opportunities in the land of a thousand welcomes!<br />
Why Ireland?<br />According to a UN report published recently Ireland is the 5th best place to live in the world(To read more click here) while the World Bank places Ireland as the 10th best place to do business in (To read more click here)<br />If you are considering relocating, we can offer you some of the best opportunities in Europe and the world!<br />Check out this short video to see why Ireland is on top.<br />Ireland By Numbers<br />
What can we offer you??<br />Along with a highly skilled work force and the highest education standards, Ireland offers international companies a highly attractive corporation tax rate of 12.5% meaning the most successful IT companies in the world are based here. This rate is well below our European neighbours with the UK rate ranging between 26-28%.Click here to read more.<br />
Relocating to Ireland- Where to Start??<br />If you are considering a move to Ireland the best place to start is by doing some research using some popular web sites:<br />Wikipedia<br />Ireland 101<br />Discover Ireland<br />Ireland.com<br />Entertainment.ie<br />
Getting around Dublin:<br />Dublin is a great city to get around supported by fantastic public transport links! Below are the most used methods of transport:<br />Bus<br />Dart<br />Luas<br />Dublin Bikes<br />
Renting in Dublin: Rents in Ireland have reduced dramatically over the last 2 years! Check out a snapshot of rents in Dublin right now. Go to daft.ie for more info as prices !<br />
Getting Set Up- Your PPS number<br />If you are moving to Ireland to work you will need to register for a PPS number. It is a unique identifier for use in any transactions you may have with public bodies. <br />To apply:<br />Identify your local Social Security Office online<br />In the office you will need to show your passport or National Identity Card<br />Proof of Address (Bill, letter etc)<br />OR<br />Letter from Employer. <br />They will talk you through the necessary steps and get you set up. <br />You will be notified of your PPS Number by the issue of a letter of notification, sent automatically to the address given on the application form, REG 1. This is your number for tax purposes also<br />Click here for more info<br />
Getting set up- Some Important Links:<br />itsyourmoney.ie<br />Revenue Website<br />Department of Social Protection Website<br />
Education <br />With some of the best schools and colleges in the world Ireland is one of the highest ranking countries in Europe when it comes to education.<br />Education Ireland<br />University College Dublin<br />Trinity College Dublin<br />Dublin Institute of Technology<br />
So... <br />In the last few years Ireland has become a hub for IT companies and software giants from around the globe to settle.<br />This year Ireland played host to the Dublin Web Summit in which global leaders of huge online companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtubeand LinkedIn all gathered in Ireland. This marked Ireland’s claim at becoming the Internet capital of the world! As well as the those mentioned,everyday new international companies are setting up in Ireland, from small start-ups to large multinational giants.Utilising Ireland’s skilled technical talent these companies have seen massive growth and success and continue to hire due to increasing product demand! <br />To read more click here<br />
The IT Market in Ireland- some light reading.<br />Silicon Republic- Minister claims budget 2011 will create jobs<br />Silicon Republic- Energy and digital fare well in four-year plan<br />Silicon Republic- IT industry returns to growth in 2010<br />Silicon Republic- Irish Tech sector will drive economic recovery<br />
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