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Expatriates In Ireland: One Of The Best Countries For Entrepreneurship

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Tips for expatriates in Ireland

If you are thinking of moving to Ireland, take note of the following recommendations. We are sure they will help you a lot.

Country characteristics

Ireland is a island country whose only land border is with Northern Irelandone of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom. The Irish state became independent from the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century, in 1922, after the end of the war of independence with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treatywhich resulted in the division of the two Irish.

The Republic of Ireland is currently one of the best expatriate destinations as it is among the richest countries in the worldThe higher per capita incomes. Despite this, the financial and economic crisis that hit half the world has stagnated the rapid growth of its economy as did Madrid.

In terms of human rightsis one of the healthiest countries in the world: The irish republic is among the benchmark states in terms of economic, political and press freedom. In 2011 and 2013 Ireland ranked tenth in the UN Human Development Index. With regard to its foreign policyThe neutrality of the EU's policy of neutrality, which keeps them out of the NATObut they do participate in the Peace Partnership. It is one of the founding countries of the Council of Europe and is part of the OECD.

Starting a business, investing or working in Ireland

The Brexit has brought about many changes at all levels, and it is therefore common to see office removal companies. But, although the country is part of the United Kingdom along with England, Scotland and Wales, Northern Ireland remains in a situation that seems more advantageous than the rest. The deal was sealed on 24 December, but what was agreed will not be the same for Northern Ireland as for the rest of the countries involved. Many of the new limitations will not apply to Northern Ireland.It shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland, which remains a member of the European Union.

Therefore, the investors and entrepreneurs you are in luck, as Ireland offers great commercial and tax advantages and the procedures for forming a company are agile and do not require a minimum capital. In addition, the corporate income tax is one of the lowest in the world: 12.5%. But as if that were not enough, the companies whose profits do not exceed 320,000 euros per year are exempt from paying such a tax. tax for a period of 3 years.

Another major attraction of Ireland for the entrepreneurship is that it is a trade link between the USA and Europe because of its strategic location. In addition, it is also one of the global e-commerce hubsthanks to its great global telecommunications network.

But it is not only a ideal destination for entrepreneursis also for employed persons. Sectors such as the engineering, telecommunications, finance, IT, pharmaceuticals, health, hospitality or commerce have a large job vacancies. The minimum wage in Ireland amounts to 1461,85/month. However, it is important to know that it is a labour market demanding, and one of its essential requirements is a high level of language proficiency.

If you are looking for work in Ireland one of the best options is to register with the local office of the public employment servicewhose equivalent body is the FAS. From here you can access extensive job offers and trainingas well as to other services. The newspapers most important as The Irish Times, The Irish Independent o The Examiner are also another important avenue for job search in Ireland.

For working in Ireland it is necessary to obtain the Irish Personal Public Service Number, known as PPS number. The processing authority is the Department of Social Welfare and Family Affairs (Social Welfare -SWLO). It is necessary to have the passport or ID card in force, the birth certificate or any document attesting to membership of the European Economic Communityas well as a lease contract o rent receipt that accredits a address within the country.

Of course, there are many other ways of finding a job: Introducing your candidacy directly to the companies (which shall include, in addition to the CVof a cover letterall duly drafted in English), through internet portals and advertising agencies. recruitment or through the well-known headhuntersheadhunters looking for highly qualified professional profiles.

Ireland's favourite cities for expatriates

Dublin, Cork y Galway are the three cities preferred by the expatriates who migrate in seeking employment or a good level of English. The Irish capital offers a multitude of options as Barcelona and leisure. It is famous for the festivals and for its nightlife at the famous Temple Bar. As one of the best areas the house prices is significantly more expensive than in other Irish cities. The city of Cork is famous for being the gastronomic capital of Ireland y Galwayalso known as the "Irish Granada", is the ideal destination for bohemians.

Curiosities

These are some of them curiosities about the country:

  • At Dublin we find the Europe's largest park, the PhoénixThe area is 16 kilometres long.
  • The Irish beers (Irish beers) are famous all over the world. In addition to the well-known Guinness, the Murphysthe O'hara's, Kilkennyor the Beamish.
  • There is a Irish languagewhich has nothing to do with English, and whose alphabet consists of only 18 letters. They have no j, k, q, v, w, x, y, z.
  • In the Irish euro coinsthe famous Celtic harpa symbol of Ireland.
  • On the day of St. Patrick (Saint Patrick's Day), patron saint of Irelandis the bank holidays and is celebrated on 17 March. The tradition is to dress in green and swell up with beer.

If you want to know more about Irelandyou can't miss the Expatriates podcastwhich we carried out some time ago in our radio space on First Hour of Gestiona Radio.

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