Remote’s guide to employing in

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Make employment in Ireland easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in Ireland, all in one easy-to-use platform.

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
Cliffs of moher, ireland.

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    $$$$ (16 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    8.17% (2018 est.)

Ireland (Irish: Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Irish: Poblacht na hÉireann), is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern side of the island. Ireland ranks among the top ten wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita and ranks highly in human development, freedom of the press, economic freedom and civil liberties.

Grow your team in Ireland with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Ireland? Companies hiring in Ireland must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Ireland on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Ireland team. You can also pay contractors now in Ireland with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

Ireland, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Ireland may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

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Employing in Ireland

Irish employment law is not contained under a single law. Instead it is governed by common law, statutes enacted in law, the Irish Constitution, EU laws, collective labour agreements in certain industries, and the individual employment contract itself.

Employment law provides strong labour conditions and protections for employees, so employing people will generally be an important investment and commitment.

However, temporary agencies are popular options for more flexible workforce arrangements. For these and many other reasons, the following are only guidelines in the broadest sense, and professional legal services have to be consulted when employing Ireland.

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for 2023 is €11.30 per hour, resulting in a minimum monthly wage of €1,959 based on a 40-hour work week.

Effective January 2024, the new minimum wage will be €12.70 per hour, resulting in a minimum monthly wage of €2,201 based on a 40-hour work week.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Ireland fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 2 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

10 Public holidays

Monday 1 January, 20241New Year's Day (New Year's Day)
Monday 5 February, 20242Saint Brigid's Day (Saint Brigid's Day)
Sunday 17 March, 20243Saint Patrick's Day (Saint Patrick's Day)
Monday 1 April, 20244Easter Monday (Easter Monday)
Monday 6 May, 20245May Bank Holiday (May Bank Holiday)
Monday 3 June, 20246June Bank Holiday (June Bank Holiday)
Monday 5 August, 20247August Bank Holiday (August Bank Holiday)
Monday 28 October, 20248October Bank Holiday (October Bank Holiday)
Wednesday 25 December, 20249Christmas Day (Christmas Day)
Thursday 26 December, 202410Saint Stephen's Day (Saint Stephen's Day)

Competitive benefits package in Ireland

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Ireland are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Ireland

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localised benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labour authority reporting handled for you


Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app