In Ireland, employers are required to ensure that non-European Economic Area nationals comply with immigration and residency requirements. Criminal record checks may be required in certain circumstances, such as when working with children or vulnerable adults or in the security industry. Employment reference and education checks are generally allowed with the consent of the applicant.

Zinc's background check turnaround times

Please note these background check turnaround times are averages for the country. Actual check times may vary and depend on a number of factors including the resident country's process time as well as the candidate's document submission speed.
Financial (mins)
20
Criminal (days)
3
Media (mins)
14
Reference (days)
2
identity (mins)
140
Education (days)
5.117564916
Address (days)
2
Sanctions (mins)
25

Right-to-work rules

Rules apply for citizens as well as non-citizens working in the country
National ID Accepted?
No
Passport
Yes (British passport)
Other passport accepted?
EEA + Swiss passport
Any other routes (any type of citizen)

Non British + EEA + Swiss:Worker Registration CardIndefinite Leave to RemainResidence permit

Body name
Department of Home Affairs
Foreign Citizens

Non British + EEA + Swiss:Worker Registration CardIndefinite Leave to RemainResidence permit

Natural citizens: Alternative routes

N/A

Background check summary

Education Checks: permissible
Criminal Checks: restricted
Adverse media: permissible
Address: some restrictions
Country details
Birthrate
14.45
Population
4,937,786
capital
Dublin
GDP ($/capita)
29600
TLD
.ie
developed/developing
Developed
Currency
Euro
Net migration
4.99
Literacy(%)
98

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