This area contains information of the following topics:
Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contributions payable by employees.
PRSI contributions for employees who are insurable under Irish social security legislation and who do not come within the PAYE system are collected through the Special Collection system operated by the Department of Social Protection.
Voluntary Contributions are Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contributions you can opt to pay if you are between the age of 16 and 66 and are no longer covered by compulsory PRSI by way of insurable employment, self-employment or credited contributions.
The EC Regulations apply to people who travel and work within the European Economic Area (EEA).
These agreements protect the pension entitlements of Irish people who go to work in these countries and they protect workers from those countries who work in Ireland.