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Ireland Payroll Guide

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Hiring in Ireland

We're here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in Ireland, whether you’re looking for services in Dublin, Cork or elsewhere.

Employer Responsibilities

In Ireland, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • Minimum Wage of EUR 10.20
  • Supply an Employment Contract
  • Access to PRSA/Pension Scheme

Frequently Asked Questions

How does payroll work in Ireland?

Employers are required to provide access to a company pension scheme, or, in the case of companies without a scheme, a Personal Retirement Saving Account (PRSA). Despite having to provide access, there is no obligation for the employer to contribute to either offering.

What are the general employment rules?

A full-time week consists of 38 hours. This can be increased up to a maximum of 48 hours, in line with the EU Working Time Directive. Employees working at least 35 hours a week are entitled to 4 weeks’ holiday per annum.

What about dismissing an employee?

Employment rights are very strict in Ireland and we suggest using one of our local lawyers. Notice periods range from 1 week to 8 weeks, depending on the employee’s length of service. Severance pay is not required but is introduced to individuals with 2 years of unbroken employment or more.

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We’ll ensure you’re operational promptly in accordance with local law, advising on the best route for your business, whether it’s via a legal entity or foreign registration.

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