Living and working in Ireland

Ireland is full of possibilities for qualified medical professionals. From state of the art private hospitals to dedicated care homes; clinics to community facilities, there are hundreds of opportunities on offer for overseas applicants.

Standards of patient care are very high in Ireland and, while working in a caring profession can always be busy and challenging, the training and support on offer in Ireland make this a great destination for anyone eager to build their career.

Eligibility to work in Ireland

If you are a citizen of an EU country, you have an automatic right to live and work in Ireland without any visa restrictions.

Professional Registration

In order to work, you may need to be registered with the relevant professional body.

Nurses: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NBMI)

Doctors: Irish Medical Council (IMC)

CORU is the Health & Social Care Professionals Council:

It regulates 13 different professions:

  • Clinical Biochemists
  • Medical Scientists
  • Orthoptists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Care Workers
  • Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Radiographers and Radiation Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians

Life in Ireland

From bustling cities like Dublin, Cork and Galway to beautiful rural regions, the pace of life and cost of living can vary, even across a small country like Ireland. With the range of opportunities available for medical professionals, you will be able to find a role wherever you will feel most at home.

Ireland’s size also means that, wherever you are based, travelling across the country, to explore, or to visit old or new friends is easy to do. Combined with Ireland’s well-earned reputation as a relaxed and friendly nation, we think you will feel at home here in no time!

Making the move with TTM Healthcare

TTM Healthcare is Ireland’s largest independent healthcare recruitment company. The National Recruitment Federation of Ireland’s Healthcare Agency of the Year 2013 & 2014 and a Deloitte Gold Standard Company, we are the recruitment partner of public and private healthcare providers throughout Ireland. At TTM Healthcare, we are the relocation experts: we have helped thousands of healthcare professionals to move to take up their dream jobs. Talk to our expert team about a move to Ireland today: call us on 1890 88 20 66 or register online

More information

With the help of the thousands of doctors, nurses, radiographers and other professionals we have helped to relocate to Ireland, we have put together information we think you will find useful. Read more about:
Cost of living

PPS (Personal Public Service Number)

Bank Accounts

Mobile Telephones


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