A Guide
Moving to Ireland
Congratulations on your new job and we look forward to welcoming you to Ireland. We have answered the most popular questions about moving to Ireland here, however, if you have questions, please email hello@startmonday.ie
About Ireland
Ireland is home to almost five million people and is the only English-speaking country in the EU. It is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and has the youngest population in the region.
Before you move
After you have signed your offer letter and confirmed your start date, here are the most important things to do next.
  • Check your passport
    Make sure that your passport is valid and in date. You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your departure date.
  • Book your flight
    Search for the cheapest flights as soon as possible and set up price alerts to notify you if a deal becomes available.
  • Look for accommodation
    Start looking for accommodation online. The most popular property website in Ireland is daft.ie. We can connect you with Technicians living here and recommend online groups and other networks. You should obtain references from previous landlords to help support your application.
  • Bring important documents
    Gather copies of important documents such as your:
    passport, birth certificate, marriage/divorce certificate, driving license, medical records, copy of car insurance and proof of no-claims record and bank statements (last 6 months).
On arrival
When you arrive in Ireland, here are the next steps to take.
  • Buy a local sim card/phone
  • Register for tax
    To work in Ireland and access social welfare services, you must have a 'PPSN' (Personal Public Service Number).

    You can only apply for a PPSN when you are in Ireland. We will provide you with a letter tin advance to confirm your employment.

    Applying for your PPSN:
    1. Go to mygovid.ie and click 'Create an Account Now
    2. Enter your details (name, email, password) and verify your email address
    3. Go to services.mywelfare.ie and login
    4. Click 'Request now'
    5. On the page, 'Reason', select 'Starting Employment'
    6. Enter your personal details
    7. When asked for 'proof of address' or 'proof of employment', upload the letter provided by us

    If you begin employment without a PPS number, you are taxed on an emergency rate (40%) until your tax details are confirmed.
  • Setup a bank account
    Once you have your PPSN, you can setup a bank account in Ireland. You can also begin the application in advance online.
  • Take language lessons
    Learning a new language can be daunting. We recommend that you take English language lessons, either in-person or online. You may be entitled to be reimbursed for the cost of this course.
  • Setup internet and utilities
    Your landlord may already have an existing account with certain providers but otherwise, shop around for the best deals on broadband, gas, electricity and waste collection.
  • Register with a local doctor
    Go to the HSE website to identify your nearest GP (General Practitioner).
  • Explore the local area
Starting your job
You're ready to start your new job in Ireland. Here are some things to think about.
  • Meet with your manager
  • Submit your documentation
  • Make sure you have PPE
  • Payroll/HR