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Employment in Ireland

Under an Irish Law Order of 1946, any alien who wishes to work in Ireland must have a permit in writing, issued to the employer by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Davitt House, 65A Adelaide Road, Dublin 2, Tel: 353-1-631-3308/631-3333, email:, website: These work permits are usually granted only for specialized and skilled work.

Certain categories of persons may not require a work permit. We strongly recommend that persons who believe they may be exempt from obtaining a work permit contact INIS- Irish Naturalisation &
Immigration Service,
13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, tel: +353-1-666-9100, prior to arriving in Ireland to confirm their exemption and to verify what paperwork will be required so as to secure this exemption.  Follow link to How to Find INIS.