What is it like to work in Ireland?

By Rachel Lamb . 16/07/2019 · 3 Minute read

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Ireland is iconic for so many reasons; you'll often see it associated with the colour green, leprechauns, four leaf clovers, Guinness (in fact, alcohol in general), rivver dance, the phrase 'top of the morning' and plenty of other Irish clichés. But what is it really like to live and work in Ireland? Let's side-step the caricatures for a moment and find out...

The multicultural environment

Step into the country's iconic capital city, Dublin, and it won't take long to notice the wide variety of languages within earshot; it's a linguist's dream! Thanks to its economy boom of the 1990s, Ireland is now a popular destination for people hoping to find a better life overseas, making it one of the most multicultural places in the world. In fact, there are approximately 160 different nationalities residing in Ireland, all of whom co-exist as one big, friendly community.

The natural beauty

Think breath-taking mountains and rolling, green hillsides. When it comes to the landscape, Ireland is like something out of a fairytale. It's the perfect location for nature lovers, avid campers, keen hikers and those who simply want some clean, fresh air. 

The bustling cities

While Ireland's natural landscapes are unrivalled, the country also boasts some fantastic cities to explore. Dublin is the most iconic city and a major hub for business and those coming from overseas, but there are plenty of working opportunities and adventures to be found in cities like Galway, Cork, Kilkenny and Waterford. 

The work life balance

With so many great career opportunities in Ireland, it's easy to see why people choose to move there permanently. Thankfully, Ireland is the perfect for work and play. Irish working culture is based on flexibility, with a generous holiday allowance for both full time and part time employees. The country puts a strong focus on women in the workplace; female employees receive 26 weeks of maternity leave benefits and a further 16 weeks of unpaid maternity leave.

The travel opportunities

If you've always fancied travelling around Europe, Ireland is a great starting point. The country's own budget airline, Ryanair, is ideal for cheap European flights, so you can spend your free time sipping coffee in a Parisian café or sunbathing on the beach in Spain. 

The people

Irish people are typically depicted as being happy and friendly, and that's no coincidence. The people of Ireland are funny, warm and have a great sense of humour, which makes them terrific company for a night out at the pub. 

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