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Things to note when relocating to Dublin, Ireland.

With the new academic year ahead and the re-opening of the Irish economy from COVID restriction, many are seeking to travel to Ireland in the coming months. If you thinking about moving to study or work in reland, there are some things you should consider:

  1. Employment Permit and Visa

  2. Accommodation and Rent

  3. Banking

  4. Taxation

  5. Transport

  6. Cost of Living

  7. Healthcare, Transport, Weather, Education etc.

Employment Permit and Visa

If you want to work in Ireland, the first step is to obtain a job offer in a company in Ireland. The employer needs to agree to support you in the application. For details of the list of employment, permits see here.

Many candidates who are travelling for employment or study, will require to apply for an entry visa to enter Ireland. You can check if you need an Irish visa here. The entry visa application is made at your nearest Irish embassy or consulate. Once you enter Ireland, you will need to visit the local immigration office to obtain your residence permit or IRP card.


Finding accommodation in Ireland can be competitive. It is best to give yourself as much time as possible when searching for suitable housing. Generally, the procedure involves

  • Finding a suitable place online (recommended website is

  • Arrange a viewing with the landlord or the property agent

  • Provide work references and ID.

  • Sign the contract and pay the deposit.

  • Settle up payment plans and utilities.

For anyone who wants to relocate to Dublin, we provide direct assistance in sourcing accommodation from beginning to end, so you can have a home when you arrive. As accommodation is very competitive in Dublin, there are rising cases of tenancy frauds and scams. These cases involve fake property advertisements scam potential tenants for deposit money. Please be aware.

Rental Price:

There are significant differences in prices depending on location. Generally, more central locations with comprehensive transport facilities (bus/Luas/train) are more expensive.

  • Shared House (Central Dublin) = €500 – €700

  • Shared House (Outside Central Dublin) = €350 – €600

  • One Bed Apartment (Central) = €1,300 – €1,800

  • One Bed Apartment (Outside Central Dublin) = €1,200 – €1,500

  • Two Bed Apartment (Central) = €1,700 – €2,200

  • Two Bed Apartment (Outside Central Dublin) = €1,400 – €1,800