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Moving to Ireland

Ireland is a country that stands out in the world scenario due to its excellent quality of life and rapid development of the last years.

English is the most widely spoken language in Ireland, making it a very attractive place to live and work.
If you are from an EU member state, you are entitled to work in Ireland and you do not need an employment permit. Non-EEA nationals need permission to enter Ireland.

To work in Ireland you will need to get the PPS number. Your Personal Public Service (PPS) number is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services, etc. To learn more and know how to you get your PPS number, please visit the citizen information website here.

It is also important to know about health systems in Ireland. There are two tiers of health services, the Irish Public Health system and the Irish Private Health system. The Irish Public Healthcare system is governed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and provides health and social services to EU citizens and residents of Ireland.

You can also get a private health insurance and thus have a greater offer of available services and reduction of waiting time. All private health insurance providers are registered with the Health Insurance Authority (HIA).

Another important thing when you move to Ireland is to choose a place to live. Depending on your destination of choice there is plenty of accommodation to choose. To search properties and have some idea of the prices practiced in the market, we advise you to visit a the following website. There you will find several accommodation options and prices. If you choose to rent a property, remember that you will probably also have to pay one month's rent in advance.

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Posted on 18 March 2019 by Andreia Castro
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