How moving to Ireland became the best alternative to the U.K

moving to ireland - Temple bar street, Dublin, Ireland.

Brexit has been a long and heartbreaking process for many young people and professionals who dreamed of moving to the UK. Even though things turned out badly, not everything is lost. Developing your career needs attention, and now you have the opportunity to choose an excellent alternative.

For example, have you ever thought about working in Ireland? Read our post to discover why moving to Ireland became the best alternative to the UK.

International job opportunities 

When people think about high-profile work, they usually think about the UK, but this is not the only place to discover new opportunities. 

Because of the way things turned out after the economic crisis of 2008, Ireland was classified as a “P.I.G.” Country, along with Portugal, Spain, and Greece. The acronym is commonly used to describe the Countries mentioned above and is related to the fact that they have experienced weak financial situations. Ireland is fighting this offensive name by attracting more and more international companies. What is attracting companies? Reduced tax burden.  

Google, Facebook, PayPal, LinkedIn, eBay, Yahoo!, Oracle, Adobe, IBM and others chose to open headquarters in Ireland and frequently need to hire new employees. If you are looking to go international, this is your chance.

Information and communications technology (ICT) is becoming increasingly important, but you will find appealing job positions in other fields as well. Currently, the most popular profiles in Ireland are those related to healthcare, web marketing, and customer service. 

Salaries are quite high compared to other countries. Do not forget that living in Ireland is expensive, so always relate it to the cost of living before you decide. 

The English Language

When people think about moving to another Country, they usually worry about interacting with people. Which languages will they speak? Are these idioms hard to learn?

Ireland has got a history and its own language, Gaelic, a Celtic idiom with  mysterious roots. If studying Gaelic does not sound appealing to you, you shouldn’t worry: even if it’s among the official languages of Ireland (and European Union), not many people speak this idiom today. 

English, on the other hand, is commonly used by the largest part of the population, just like it happens in the UK. If you studied English at school or you took a course, interacting with the natives and finding a job will be easy for you.

Speaking English will be mandatory for a high-profile job, but it is not required if you want to start with more low-profile jobs. Big plus: meritocracy is highly promoted, so you will be able to develop your career easily.

Taxes and bureaucracy 

Are you running a business? Then moving to Ireland would bring advantages. The Emerald Isle’s  current goal is to attract as many businesses as possible, and the Government does it through low rate taxes, which apply to a huge number of companies. In particular, those companies that have an income from products and services exchange benefit of a 12,5% tax rate. 

Besides, administrative services are very fast. You can open your business in the blink of an eye: the procedure will only take 5 days! 

Are you an employee? Don’t worry, the bureaucracy is easy to manage for you too. To get your Personal Public Service Number, a specific code that you will need to work, sign your health insurance, and get other services you just have to wait a week.


Switching from one currency to another may be exhausting. If you are living in a European country and you are acquainted with euros, Ireland is the perfect place where to live since they use euros too. You don’t want to get crazy by converting prices every day, right?

International communities and cultural exchange

Investing in large companies has been the right choice for Ireland: people from around the world hoping to join one of these companies decide to move there. This has contributed to the creation of multicultural and vibrant communities. If you are looking for cultural exchange, to enrich your background, and meet new people , this is the place for you.

Plus, Irish people are easy going and willing to exchange a few words with foreigners. No worries, integration for newbies is easier than many other countries. 


Everybody knows that the UK is the land of rock, but you won’t regret choosing another place to live in.

Ireland has its own proud culture too. The Emerald Isle is famous for its festival season, and if you  love music, people, and have fun with others you can’t miss it. Many large events take place in Dublin, Cork, and Galway, the major cities of the country.

Easy going cities

As more and more people move to Dublin, the capital has experienced increased traffic jams, and moving around the city has become difficult. We guess that moving to a city where you will experience problems moving by car does not sound appealing. Anyway, there is a solution to it.

For example, you can choose to move to Cork, a medium-size city where you can reach all the places on your feet. Moving to Cork would be an eco solution and is perfect for those ones that are looking for a relaxed pace. 

On the other hand, if you prefer a sparkling city, you can choose Galway, the university city. Galway is quite lively, populated by young people and offers a large number of events, like the Galway Arts Festival, the Galway International Oyster Festival, and the Galway race. In addition, you may fall in love with its coloured streets and its splendid harbour. 

How about a brief recap?

In short, here are the reasons why you should choose Ireland to start your career:

  • you have the opportunity to be hired by international companies like Facebook, Google, etc.;
  • you can work in a European country whose official language is English;
  • Ireland offers low rate taxes and smart bureaucracy;
  • you won’t go crazy comparing currencies, as Ireland uses the euro;
  • you will have a better integration experience compared to other Countries;
  • people-friendly cities.

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