Record-high rentals in Dublin
Healthcare in Ireland is initially not free
Public health care is not free for expats in Ireland who have just arrived in the country. Once you have been living in Ireland for at least a year you are considered to be an ordinary resident and entitled to either full eligibility or partial eligibility. The medical care you receive in Ireland depends on your income and if you can afford private health insurance, it might be the best option for you.
Opening a bank account in Ireland
It’s very difficult to open an Irish bank account as you will need proof of your Irish residential address, which can be difficult to get when you first arrive. Make sure that you have access to enough money to keep you going until you manage to get one open.
Ease of doing business
Ireland is an easy country to do business in and this was reflected in the latest World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Survey The country was ranked 17th out of 190 economies, falling between Lithuania and Canada on the list. As an active member of the European Union, many foreign companies view Ireland as a gateway to the European market and numerous multinational firms have offices in Dublin, which is the country’s commercial and economic centre. Most expats work in one of the major industries in Ireland, which include business services, finance, IT, pharmaceuticals and the food industry.