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Talent Wiki - Ireland

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Ireland
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Euro (EUR)
Irish, English
Payroll Frequency
Weekly or Monthly
GDP per Capita
Employer Tax
8.80% - 11.05%

Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in Ireland

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

Local Universities

The top local universities in the Ireland are as follows:

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)


Ireland : 1

World : 101

University College Dublin (UCD)


Ireland : 2

World : 177

University College Cork (UCC)


Ireland : 3

World : 286

Dublin City University (DCU)


Ireland : 4

World : 439

NUI Galway


Ireland : 5

World : 238

Salary Data

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

Job Title Salary Range (EURO) Salary Range (USD)
Project Manager 34,000 - 83,000 38,198.66 - 93,249.67
Technical Product Engineer 33,000 - 77,000 37,075.17 - 86,508.73
Software Developer 28,000 - 61,000 31,457.72 - 68,532.89
UX Designer 28,000 - 60,000 31,457.72 - 67,409.40
Data Analyst 27,000 - 55,000 30,334.23 - 61,791.95
Chief Accountant 25,000 - 63,000 28,087.25 – 70,779.87
Sales Executive 23,000 - 49,000 25,840.27 – 55,051.01

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards

Indeed Ireland,,GoogleForJobs,

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
3 Jan Day off for New Year's Day National holiday
17 Mar St. Patrick's Day National holiday
18 Mar Public Holiday National holiday
18 Apr Easter Monday National holiday
2 May May Day National holiday
6 Jun June Bank Holiday National holiday
1 Aug August Bank Holiday National holiday
31 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 20 days Yes
Sick Leave 3 days Yes
Maternity Leave 26 weeks Yes


Payroll Cycle

In Ireland, the payroll cycle is weekly or monthly based on the employment contract. The employer can decide on such.

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Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is 10.50 EUR per hour in Ireland.

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Overtime pay

There is no statutory law for Overtime pay in Ireland.

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Health Examination Clause


13th Month Pay

13th-month pay is not compulsory in Ireland.

Employee Benefits

  • ~Social security
  • ~Holiday Leaves
  • ~Maternity leave
  • ~Bonuses
  • ~Allowances
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Employer Payroll Tax

Details Contributions
Social Security (PRSI) 8.80% to 11.05%

Employee Payroll Tax

Details Contributions
Social Security PRSI* 4%
Universal Social Charge (USC) 0.5% to 11%

*PRSI: Pay Related Social Insurance

Employee Income Tax

Single or Widowed with no dependent children:

Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
0-36,800 EUR 20%
36,800 EUR and above 40%

One income married couple:

Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
0-45,800 EUR 20%
45,800 EUR and above 40%

Two income married couples:

Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
0-73,600 EUR 20%
73,600 EUR and above 40%


Value Added Tax in Ireland is 23%

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

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.

Notice Period

The notice period for probationary employees and regular employees can be up to 7 days.

Severance Pay

In Ireland, Severance pay is not mandatory. The employer can add severance pay to the employment contract. However, if the employee has completed 2 years of service, the employer must provide 2 weeks of severance 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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