Ireland - Your Guide to A New Beginning

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​Before leaving for Ireland you should first look at Irish job opportunities and seek pre-departure advice and information from EURES Advisers in your own country. You can contact them at your local Public Employment Service Office (also see the website for contact details of EURES Advisers).

On arrival, one of your first points of contact for assistance in securing employment and other information on Ireland should be a local Intreo Office; these are located in all major towns throughout Ireland. You can also search for job vacancies in Ireland on

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

From 1st of January 2012 the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection delivers a new integrated service for jobseekers following the merger with the Employment Services and Employment Programmes (formerly administered by FÁS) and the Community Welfare Service (formerly with the HSE).

Intreo, a new service from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, is a single point of contact for all employment and income supports. Intreo provides a personalised service, based on your individual needs including; advice on education, training and personal development opportunities, job search assistance as well as information on and access to our range of income supports. For more information visit:
Citizens from EU/EEA Member States and Switzerland are entitled to register for employment with Employment Services Office / Intreo Centre and can avail of guidance and counselling services. Information on jobs can be accessed on the Jobs Ireland website at Facility for language interpretation is provided in all Employment Services offices nationwide.

Private Recruitment Agencies

Private recruitment agencies cannot charge jobseekers for the basic service of registering on their databases. All agencies must be licensed by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. A list of licensed employment agencies is available from the Employment Agency Licensing Section of the Department. For further information log onto

Private agencies are also listed under "Employment Agencies" in the Golden Pages Telephone Directory, or log onto They are also available through the Agencies’ Association - The National Recruitment Federation, on
If you need information on your legal entitlements at work contact Workplace Relations on +353 059 917 8990 or log onto


Last modified:10/02/2016