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Planning on living and working in Dublin?

Thinking of living and working in Dublin? We have put together a simple guide to get you started.

Step 1: Register with Social Welfare

Before you can start working in Ireland, it’s essential that you get a Personal Public Service (PPS) number, which will register and identify you on the tax system. You can register for a PPS number either in your local Social Welfare branch or online. You will have to provide proof of your identity, verification of your address and evidence that you need a PPS number. Visit Social Welfare to find out more.

Step 2: Set up an Irish bank account

All employers will look for bank details so that they can pay you. You can set up a bank account either in a bank branch or online. To set up a bank account, you will have to provide proof of your identity and verify your address. The leading banks in Ireland are: AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB. 

Step 3: Begin your job search

Get in touch with Lex Consultancy to discuss job opportunities in Dublin.

Other useful information

There are two useful sites for searching accommodation in Dublin. Daft.ie and Rent.ie .
These sites allow you to enter your budget, area and type of lease you are interested in, to find accommodation best suited to you. Be sure to double check the area of location on Google Maps.

Tenants’ Rights:
Make yourself aware of your legal rights as a tenant, see full tenant info on PRTB

Useful sites for getting around Dublin.

Luas: Dublin’s tram service is called LUAS There are two lines; the red line and the green line. Download the app to access live info and know when to expect your next tram.

Dublin Bus: Dublin’s bus service is called Dublin Bus Check timetables and bus routes. Download the app, save your stop number and know when to expect your next bus.

Train: Irish Rail run DART and Commuter train services within the Greater Dublin Area. Download the app to access live info and know when to expect your next train.

Enjoy your time in Dublin!