So, you may have decided to move to Ireland for to look for a job, start at a new job you’ve already been hired for, to start a business or with your partner – along with many, many other reasons. Or maybe it’s just something you’re considering. Of course Ireland has been hit by economic pressures in recent years, but what it does have is a great start-up and entrepreneurial community, beautiful scenery, people with a great sense of humour and lots more. As well as that, with English as the main language, it’s an attractive and doable option for the many people who will have at least a little English.
Before you come to Ireland though, you do first need to know whether or not you’re entitled to live here. Your right to live in Ireland depends mainly on your nationality and what you intend to do when you come here. You can find all of the official documentation and answers to all your very specific questions and needs on this site. You’ll also find more great information on Life in Ireland on our main translation site here.
The main cities of Ireland
The capital city of Ireland is Dublin and has a population of about a million people. While it offers all the advantages of most capital cities, such as a lots of opportunities for work, leisure and education, it’s also a popular spot, so you’ll face competition for work and it can be pricey.
Ireland’s other main cities are Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick. Though some of Ireland’s smaller town’s such as Kilkenny can also be bustling vibrant spots for business and culture. Without the high rent costs of Dublin.
Travel in Ireland
Ireland’s main transport organisation nationally is Bus Eireann, who provide services between most cities and towns and you can find more info here. Frequency of services is generally very good between major cities, but if you’re choosing to move to somewhere more remote in Ireland, be aware that there will likely be less frequent services. Ask locals about private local transport options but you may well need a car if you’re going to need to get from A to B, C and Z regularly. Dublin has a public transport system consisting of buses, a light rail services called the Luas and a commuter rail line that runs along the coast called the DART or Dublin Area Rapid Transit.
Finding a Home
If you’re hoping to rent in Ireland, Daft.ie is probably going to be your best resource, though local newspapers and gumtree can provide information also. There can be high demand for places in Dublin so you may need to move quickly and if there’s an option to call the renter or estate agent rather than email, it can be advisable to do that. I’ve often not heard back from emails sent through the site! Local estate agents will also be a help once you arrive.
Those are the most basic of details but for further information on these and other aspects of Life in Ireland such as Education, Tax and Health, visit our main translation website for links and resources.