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  • Working and Rights
    before you come to Ireland When applying you will need either National Identity Card or Passport and proof of residence Go to welfare ie for more on PPS numbers and the contact details of the office nearest to where you are or will be living Paying Tax When working you will pay the following tax and social insurance PAYE pay as you earn tax which is usually deducted from your earnings by your employer PRSI pay related social insurance which contributes towards any benefits you may be entitled to USC universal social charge tax paid on all your income when you earn over 10 036 in a year Find a job Jobs ie FAS ie JobBoard ie Monster ie IrishJobs ie AuPairIreland com ExecutiveNannies com ComputerJobs ie Eolas ie IT jobs Indeed ie A site that collects job advertisements from other sites GradIreland com Graduates resource for advice and graduate jobs For opinion pieces from young people and information on working in Ireland go to Spunout ie Rights when working Minimum wage A minimum wage of 8 65 per hour applies to a worker over 18 with two years of any working experience while not in training See Citizens Information

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  • Family life
    website for a comparison feature FAQ and more Links Irish health system HSE service finder Medical Cards GP Visit Cards Drugs Payment Scheme The Health Insurance Authority Links Social assistance Social security You may need to satisfy some conditions to claim social assistance see Citizens Information for more on this Assistance is available in the forms of the following and more Carer s Allowance Child Benefit Disability Allowance Domiciliary Care Allowance Back to top Jobseeker s Allowance One Parent Family Payment State Pension Non Contributory Supplementary Welfare Allowance School Structure Pre school is becoming more popular in Ireland The Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme ECCE provides a year of free childcare and education for 3 hours a day 5 days a week Montessori schools focus on individualised care and attention within a group Check out more Childcare Options Primary school begins for most children at around 4 5 although it is not obligatory until age 6 The primary cycle is 8 years Children leave around age 12 13 and head on to secondary school There are no state examinations to sit before leaving primary school Post primary school is mandatory up to the age of 16 The post primary cycle is 5 or 6 years long In Third Year students sit a state examination called the Junior Certificate and then have the option of doing a transition year This allows students to explore non academic options before continuing on to the final two years which are preparation for the final second level state examination called the Leaving Certificate Note The Irish language Gaelic is taught throughout primary and secondary schools however children from other countries are sometimes exempt from learning Irish You apply directly to the school of choice Religion For many years the Roman Catholic Church has run the schools in Ireland however this is changing Most schools are still under the management of one denomination but not always Catholic There are also a number of non denominational and multi denominational schools Schools that cater for a single religion will likely give priority to children of that religion but will also give places to with other religious beliefs or none Religion classes are common within these schools but they are not mandatory Fees All children in Ireland are entitled to free primary and post primary education Most primary schools are state funded meaning no annual fees However schools often need to fundraise for additional resources so you may be asked for donations There are private schools where a fee will be required You may have to pay for books and uniforms as well as stationery Back to top Links Early Childhood Care Education Scheme Childcare Options Primary Schools explained Post primary Schools explained School Fees Links Third level education Third level fees Central Applications Office Qualifcations Recognition University College Third level education in Ireland is provided by institutes of technology universities and colleges of education Most of these are state funded though most will usually require a student

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  • Working in Europe
    be used to promote whatever it is about you that means you should get that job For tips on how to write up your CV take a look at SpunOut s advice or at their article on interview tips See below for our handy links to job sites What am I entitled to As an Irish citizen you and your family are entitled to free movement within the EU member states This means that you can move to and stay in any of the EU states without requiring a Visa There are however some conditions regarding the length of your stay so please read more about this on our You In Europe page Cost of living Here s our guide you can use to see how much regular items and services cost in other EU countries You can also check out Numbeo for a cost of living comparison Summer Jobs Fruit picking resort jobs bar work www pickingjobs com www fruitfuljobs com jobs kareeve com Seasonal jobs around the World www seasonalwork nl NL www igapyear com gapyearjobs seasonal jobs www summerjobs com www resortjobs com www irishpubs com Overseas Job Centre Paid and voluntary jobs in tourism childcare catering

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  • Volunteering in Europe
    part in EVS The volunteer is supported by an organisation in their home country is hosted by an organisation in the destination country is supported in their voluntary work by a supervisor receives personal support from an assigned mentor can contact Léargas for support at any stage So what volunteering positions can you do The possibilities are endless Here are some examples of projects organise a music festival in Germany assist in sports tournaments in Spain work with children in a special school in Lithuania help in a zoo in Estonia See more examples here If you need any more information check out our links or email evs leargas ie EVS links Leargas on EVS Database of EVS opportunities Volunteer exchange links WorkAway HelpX WWOOF Volunteer work in return for board There are now many opportunities to volunteer your time in exchange for accommodation and food and explore the country in your free time You can do a range of tasks such as doing up an old cottage helping out on an organic farm au pairing for a family doing maintenance work on a holiday centre carrying out general duties in a hostel helping in an orphanage being a guide for tourists doing photography projects and much more Examples of sites which list these opportunities are WorkAway and HelpX WWOOF ing which stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms is whereby a volunteer works on an organic farm in exchange for accommodation and food Lots of countries have their own website however the main one is listed in the links Many hosts only require 4 6 hours work per day for 5 days however this differs between hosts and depends on whether accommodation and food or just accommodation are offered The sites listed require a small fee for viewing

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  • Studying and Training in Europe
    an independent application support service for Irish and UK students wishing to study abroad You can look at colleges that offer courses through English You can also search by discipline and find which countries teach your chosen subject through English It outlines the fees involved in studying in these colleges as well as a snippet of information about each city and EU country Study In Europe also has a database of college courses that are taught through English This is searchable by course subject Bachelors Portal offers a big database of courses in many countries around Europe and this list can be refined by courses taught through English Back to top Grants Scholarships Information on hundreds of potential scholarship and grants opportunities is available on Scholarship Portal You can enter your home country and can search by country and discipline International Education Financial Aid offers a database of aid available for international students Education UK is run by the British Council and offers many grants bursaries and scholarships to EU and non EU residents looking to study in the UK DAAD deal with scholarships grants in Germany Back to top Links Scholarship Portal International Education Financial Aid Education UK DAAD Links ENIC NARIC Qualifications Recognition Europass Recognising Qualifications Each country is responsible for recognising qualifications from other countries NARIC is the official EU wide body that deals with academic qualifications recognition ENIC NARIC lists the contact points for each centre in the EU countries It may be possible to have further education and training awards recognised as well as higher education and training awards Also check out Europass an initiative which aims to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe Back to top Learning the Language Ideally the best approach when moving to another

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  • You in Europe
    to education access and benefits Citizens Information resource Right of movement citizenship From the European Commission website European citizens can enter live and stay in any EU country simply by presenting their passport at the border if requested to do so There are no questions to answer or special formalities to comply with If the stay is longer than three months it might be necessary to register the residency but this is usually just a formality if you re working studying or have health insurance and enough funds so as not to become a financial burden on the host nation European citizens and members of their families living continuously in another EU country for five years or more are now entitled to permanent residency which means they then legally have virtually complete equality of treatment with nationals of the host nation A valid full Irish driving licence legally allows you to drive in any EU country You can also move money around open bank accounts buy property and goods and invest in shares anywhere in the EU European Commission site Back to top Finding Accommodation Worldwide Green Acres offering accommodation listings from many countries EasyRoomMate Search online for your nearest version of this site BugEurope Offers details of hostels by country and city Europe United Kingdom Gumtree Housepals Accommodation For Students France PAP FR EN Mapiaule FR Germany WG Gesucht DE Immobilo DE Wohngemeinschaft DE If your destination country isn t here take a look at this list of sites of accommodation agencies throughout Europe Couchsurfing is an alternative to paid accommodation where you arrange to stay with someone in your destination country All around the world people have signed up to have their couches available for travellers to sleep on temporarily As with all accommodation safety may be an issue and we suggest that you look at their guidelines on this Back to top Your Rights The European Commission has provided detailed guides on your rights as an EU citizen when living in another EU country plus the EEA countries It gives details on pensions unemployment healthcare and family benefits Click on the country of your choice and select your language of preference If you live in another EU country you have the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal and European elections held in that country The conditions are the same for you as for nationals Back to top Ready for Work When working and living in a country you may need to register your residence generally after 3 months and register for tax purposes EURES The European Job Mobility Portal gives an overview of living and working conditions for each EU country with some specifying tax rates EURES also gives a very handy brief overview of each countries economic status Your Europe Advice also provides a country by country break down of working taxes and unemployment benefits Getting recognition of your qualifications can be very important in getting a job in another country

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    t find that page You could try again later or instead try one of our popular pages Going abroad Working abroad Volunteering abroad Studying training Coming to Ireland About Ireland Working in Ireland Contact us or one of our relays

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