Introduction to the Irish System
What is the social welfare system in Ireland? How is it organised and who can apply for social welfare benefits? This document provides an overview of the system and includes links to more information.
This document provides an overview of housing in Ireland.
Outline of health care services in Ireland, including public and private health care, and health insurance.
Tax on income you earn from employment is deducted directly from your salary (pay). Find out how this tax is calculated.
Information about the different types of primary schools and their admission policy.
There are different types of post-primary school. The main difference is in how your school is managed, how it is funded and who owns your school.
This document discusses your social welfare entitlements if you move to Ireland from abroad.
This description of the way in which the political system operates at mational level includes an outline of the Oireachtas. It also contains an explanation of the political terms used.
Local authorities provide an extensive range of public services in your area. You can read here about what they do, who makes decisions and what are their responsibilities.