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New arrivals in Ireland will undoubtedly have questions about their new home. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about expat life in Dublin.
Can I arrive in Dublin and look for a job?
Expats from non-EU countries shouldn't come to Ireland without a job. To qualify for a work permit, expats will usually need to be sponsored by a company. However, expats from Europe do not need a work permit for employment in Ireland. It is still fairly easy to find low paying jobs while looking for other employment.
Do I need a car?
Probably not. The public transportation system is quite good and extends far out into the suburbs. However, commutes to schools outside of the city can be a problem.
Is it easy to get over to the rest of Europe?
It is very easy to get over to mainland Europe or the UK. Northern Ireland is just a short drive and the rest of the UK is a ferry ride away. There are good deals to be found on low-cost airlines flying out of Ireland, and this is a cheap way to travel all over Europe.