Employment permits and the right to work
Under the Employment Permits (Amendment) Act 2014 there are 8 types of employment permit. Find out more about the different types of permit.
Find out about General Employment Permits, who may apply and when a person with an employment permit may change jobs.
The Critical Skills Employment Permit is for skilled workers who are qualified in professions where there is a shortage of skills in Ireland.
Information about which emloyment permit holders are allowed to bring their family to Ireland, and how those family members can apply to live and work.
Non-EEA nationals who held a valid employment permit but who fell out of the system through no fault of their own, or have been badly treated or exploited in the workplace may be eligible for a Reactivation Employment Permit that will allow them to work again.
Under the Atypical Working Scheme non-EEA nationals may do certain short-term contract work which is not covered by the Employment Permits Acts.
Ireland has working holiday agreements with a number of different countries.