Working with our membership, we have dedicated these pages to include information and resources for those enterprising members, affiliates and students who are interested in learning more about living and working in Ireland.
On the pages that follow you can find out everything you need to know about living and working in Ireland. Here are some reasons why it's a great place to call home.
Ireland is one of the best places in the world to live. Ireland came top in The Good Country Index which ranked 125 countries around the world 'on what they contribute to humanity and the rest of the planet'.
Those behind the first global index say:
'For the size of its economy, [Ireland’s] combined global contributions to science and technology; culture, international peace and security; world order; planet and climate; prosperity and equality; and the health and wellbeing of humanity, outranks those of any other country.'
Ireland is a friendly and welcoming country with an internationalist outlook.
Moreover, Ireland came top in the Index’s 'Equality and Prosperity' category. So the country is especially attractive to ambitious people who want to relocate from abroad and advance their careers. Ranked by per capita GDP, Ireland is one of the top 10 richest countries in the world.
Cities like Dublin, Cork and Galway are often found among the top best cities in the world in which to live and, as a result, are highly sought after as locations both by new businesses and by high quality, experienced and well trained people. All of Dublin’s major cities have an exciting artistic and cultural life, with museums, art galleries, cinemas and theatres.
There is plenty going on in Ireland’s cities for sports fans, too. Gaelic football and hurling, the national sports, are very popular across the country, as are football (soccer) and rugby union.
Even in the capital city, Dublin, you are never far from the countryside and country pursuits. You are also never far from water: dramatic coastlines and beautiful lakes and rivers.
Discover more about Ireland on the pages ahead. They cover most of the questions people ask when coming to work here, but if you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.