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Ireland is a small island republic off the coast of North West Europe. It lies about 100 Km from its nearest neighbor, the United Kingdom across the Irish Sea. It has been a member of the European Union since 1973 and plays a very active part in all the activities of the Council and the Commission. The population of Ireland (north and south) is around 4 million. In the past many Irish people emigrated to the UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand and this means there are strong social and cultural bonds between Ireland and these countries. Its main working language is English. Its educational system is well respected and leads to qualifications which are recognized and valued worldwide. Higher education has played an important role in the economic success of the nation.

Working in Ireland

International students engaged in full-time study of at least one year’s duration (on a course leading to a qualification which is recognised by the Irish Department of Education and Skills currently do not need a work permit to work in Ireland.

Students holding a valid immigration stamp 2 permission will be permitted to work 40 hours per week only during the months of June, July, August and September and from 15th December to 15th January inclusive. At all other times students holding Immigration permission Stamp 2 will be limited to working 20 hours per week. The permission to work ceases on the expiry of the students Stamp 2 immigration permission.

Ireland’s minimum wage is €9.15 per hour.

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