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Ireland Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Ireland






Irish, English

Payroll Frequency

Weekly or Monthly

GDP per Capita


Employer Tax

8.80% - 11.05%

Talent Overview

Ireland is well known for its unique scenic view, sparsely populated within the country. The Republic of Ireland has developed with a boasting economy in recent years. Ireland holds the global ranking of 4th of 186 in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The country mainly focuses on services in high-tech, financial services, agribusinesses, and life sciences.

Major economic hubs:

Dublin, Cork, Galway

Skills in demand:

Technology, Construction, Accounting and Finance, Creative designing

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Local Universities

The top local universities in Ireland are as follows:

Uni1 31

Trinity College Dublin


Local: 1

World: 205

Uni2 30

University College Dublin


Local: 2

World: 373

Uni3 31

University College Cork


Local: 3

World: 465

Uni4 30

Dublin City University


Local: 4

World: 599

Uni5 29

University of Limerick


Local: 5

World: 658

Salary Data

The table below mentions the average salary in Ireland for most common jobs:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (EUR) Average Monthly Salary  (USD)
Financial Manager 6450 6873.22
General Manager 6030 6425.66
Business Development Manager 5490 5850.23
Business Analyst 4040 4305.08
Financial Analyst 4260 4539.52
Project Manager 3580 3814.90
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Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

Indeed Ireland, Jobs.ieGoogleForJobs

Number of LinkedIn users:


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Employing in Ireland

There are statutory laws to hire from the Republic of Ireland; the employer must have knowledge of specific laws, leaves, allowances, and bonuses. This section provides all the information for the employer.

Employee Contract

The employment contract is necessary for employment; it can be verbal or written. The employment contract consists of all the information for the employee to know about the employer along with the benefits.

Probation Period

The probationary period for employees ranges from 6 – 12 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day National holiday
5 Feb St. Brigid’s Day National holiday
17 Mar St. Patrick’s Day National holiday
1 Apr Easter Monday National holiday
6 May May Day National holiday
3 Jun June Bank Holiday National holiday
5 Aug August Bank Holiday National holiday
28 Oct October Bank Holiday National holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National holiday
26 Dec St. Stephen’s Day National holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual/Earned Leave 4 weeks Yes
Sick Leave 5 days Yes
Maternity Leave 26 weeks Yes



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Payroll Cycle

In Ireland, the payroll cycle is weekly or monthly, based on the employment contract.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for people aged 20 and over is EUR 12.70.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

There is no statutory law for overtime pay in Ireland. It has to be stated in the employment contract whether employees should work overtime and what pay to be received.


13th Month Pay:

13th-month pay is not compulsory in Ireland.

Employee Benefits:

  • Social security
  • Holiday Leaves
  • Maternity leave
  • Bonuses
  • Allowances
  • Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)


Employer Payroll Tax:

Type of Contribution Contributions
Social Security (PRSI) 8.80% for employees earning less than EUR 441 per week

11.05% for employees earning more than EUR 441 per week

Employee Payroll Tax:

Type of Contribution Contributions
Social Security PRSI* 4%
Universal Social Charge (USC) 0.5% to 11%

*PRSI: Pay Related Social Insurance

Employee Income Tax:

Filing Status Income slabs for
20% tax 40% tax
Single or Widowed with no dependent children 0-36,800 EUR Above 36,800 EUR
One income married couple 0-45,800 EUR Above 45,800 EUR
Two income married couples (earning at least EUR 27,800 each) 0-73,600 EUR Above 73,600

Individuals aged 65 years and above are entitled to an income tax exemption. These individuals are only liable to income tax if their income is above a specified limit. These limits are increased for dependent children.

For 2023, the specified limit is:

Individual Income Limit (EUR)
Single/widowed 18,000
Married couple 36,000


Value Added Tax in Ireland is 23%

Offboarding & Termination

The employer can terminate the employment contract based on any misconduct from the employee. Employees will receive any left-out remuneration and payslips after the termination of employment.

The notice period in Ireland varies as per the length of employment, as given below:

Length of Service Notice Period
13 weeks – 2 years 1 week
2 years – 5 years 2 weeks
5 years – 10 years 4 weeks
10 years – 15 years 6 weeks
15 years or more 8 weeks

The Irish laws demand employees to complete at least two years of continuous service to qualify for severance pay. This pay is calculated as two weeks’ pay for each year of service, and an additional week’s pay.

Visa and Immigration

In Ireland, the visas are classified into two categories: the European Nationals (EEA) and the other for Non-European Nationals (Non-EEA). Only the Employment contract is required for EEA members, whereas Non-EEA members must apply for a work permit and green card. The validity of the Green card is two years and can be renewed further.

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Minimum Wage

Overtime Pay

Visa & Immigration