Your quick guide to working in Ireland

Vantage has been helping our employees relocate to Ireland, UK and other European locations for over 10 years now. The system for work permits changed recently, but with new applications already approved this year we are fast becoming familiar with the "Green Card". Vantage Resources like to apply, where possible, for Green Cards for our employees so that they can apply for immediate re-unification with their family. After receiving a green card, the employee must obtain an entry visa for Ireland.

How do I obtain an entry visa for Ireland?
An entry visa to enter Ireland on a green card or work permit can be secured from your local Irish Embassy or Consulate. Vantage Resources LTD assist our employees with this application. A list of Irish Embassies and Consulates can be found here
Upon arrival in the state the employee must get a Garda National Immigration Bureau Card.

What is a Garda National Immigration Bureau Card?
Every non-European national working in Ireland has to register for a Garda National Immigration Bureau Card, commonly referred to as a GNIB card. Garda is the name of the Irish police force, also referred to as An Garda Síochána. The word is from the mother tongue of Ireland, Gaeilge, or Irish as we say in English. In Ireland, people speak English on a daily basis, but there are some words such as Garda that are used in Irish. The Garda National Immigration Bureau for Dublin is based in the heart of the city on Burgh Quay. Further details can be viewed here

How do I apply for my family to join me in Ireland?
Again Vantage Resources LTD assist our employees with this procedure. Full information can also be found here

General Information about working in Ireland
The average maximum working hours per week is 48 hours. Vantage Resources staff work an average of 37.5 hours per week. The national minimum wage is €8.30 per hour. Statutory deductions from your gross wage include PAYE (pay as you earn) and PRSI (pay related social insurance). You can calculate your PAYE by clicking here. Other information about wages can be viewed here

Every full time employee in Ireland is entitled to 4 working weeks of paid leave per year. There are also nine public holidays in a year;

  • January 1st
  • St. Patrick's Day (March 17th)
  • Easter Monday
  • The first Monday in May
  • The first Monday in June
  • The first Monday in August
  • The last Monday in October
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)
  • St. Stephen's Day (December 26th)

Of course the team at Vantage Resources assist employees moving to Ireland from abroad with all their applications and queries. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Sam Reilly at +353 (1) 295 2850 Jobseekers