Ireland is a relatively small country and you shouldn’t find it difficult to get wherever you want to go. Travelling nationally you can choose between public bus and rail transport. In Dublin, the Luas light rail system or the Dart may be your best options. Other large towns and cities also have commuter bus networks. In more rural areas, depending on how close you live to your place of work, you may find that a car is essential for your commute.
You can plan a journey in Ireland using public transport on the website, Transport for Ireland.
When planning to travel by rail, it is worth booking your tickets online in advance as they will be significantly cheaper: www.irishrail.ie
Real Time App: the Real Time Ireland App integrates all real time arrival information services from Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, DART, Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) and Luas services. You can download the Real Time Ireland app for free from the Apple, Google Play or Windows Phone stores.
Luas is Dublin’s tram service. There are currently two lines: the Luas Red Line and the Luas Green Line. Construction is currently underway on the Luas Cross City line. For details of Luas routes please visit www.luas.ie
Leap Card: if you are relocating to Dublin, a Leap Card will make travelling around the city easy and convenient. You can buy a Leap Card online or at one of over 500 shops around Dublin. Once you have a Leap Card, keep it topped up with credit, ready to use on the Luas, Dart, Dublin Bus and a range of other services.
If you have a driving licence issued by an EU member state you can drive in Ireland as long as your existing licence is valid. If you wish to exchange your driving licence for an equivalent Irish licence, you must do so within 10 years of your driving licence expiring. Ireland also recognises licenses from certain other countries such as Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
If you are not from any of these countries and you hold a national driving licence or an international driving permit from your own country, you may drive in Ireland for up to 12 months. Nurses relocating to Ireland will have to apply for an Irish driving licence. To secure your license you will have first pass a driver theory test, apply for a learner permit, complete a course of Essential Driver Training (EDT) and pass your driving test in Ireland. Once you pass your driving test, you can then apply for a full Irish driving licence.
For more detailed information on driving in Ireland on a foreign licence please visit the National Driver Licence Service website.
Cars in Ireland drive on the left hand side of the road and speed limits are posted in kilometres per hours. You can access the rules of the road for all road users online.
For details of traffic, road works and other factors affecting road conditions in Ireland before setting out on your journey, please visit the AA Roadwatch website.
National title crowns transformational year for Ennis-based global recruiter The best and brightest Irish recruitment companies gathered in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on Friday night for the annual National Recruitment Federation (NRF) Awards. TTM Healthcare (TTM) was named as Ireland’s Healthcare Recruitment Agency of the Year at the glittering ceremony, marking the third time the Co Clare company has taken the prestigious national title in the last four years. Ireland’s premier specialist healthcare recruiter Placing more nurses in permanent roles across Ireland each month than any other recruitment company, TTM Healthcare is also the largest recruiter of disability nurses nationwide, the primary supplier of social care staff to Ireland’s not-for-profit sector, an exclusive supplier of Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Assistants to the HSE and a preferred supplier to all major private hospitals. TTM is the principal recruitment partner of the HSC, Northern Ireland’s public health service and an awarded Framework supplier to the NHS. The TTM Healthcare story Founded by Brian Crowley in Ennis in 2002, TTM now has offices in Ennis, Dublin, Cork and the UK. TTM Healthcare Group’s two primary business arms, TTM Healthcare recruitment and Resilience Care complex care services, deliver end to end support to the public and private health systems of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Middle East. The TTM Team TTM CEO, Brian Crowley credits the team with the group’s enormous recent success, “TTM is run by an amazing group of people who are working hard to guarantee the care, quality and safety of our services. Awards like this are a wonderful recognition of what we have achieved, and what we can offer, but, at the end of the day, our duty of care to our patients, service users, employees and clients is our number one priority and always will be.” National and international success The NRF Awards come towards the close of what has been a transformational year for the TTM Group. Just four years after the company opened its first London office, the Recruiter Awards named TTM as the UK Public Sector Agency of the Year and Professional Services Agency of the Year 2016– the highest accolade in UK recruitment. TTM was also named in the Irish Times ‘Top 1,000’ Companies for the first time this year, the only privately owned Irish recruitment agency to make the list. Local employment Perhaps most significantly, 2016 began with the announcement of a multimillion euro investment by Irish private equity firm Broadlake which will help TTM to create 500 local jobs over the next five years. This follows on from a previous announcement of 100 new jobs in 2014 with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny; all part of the company’s commitment to supporting the Irish economy. Discover the possibilities To find out what TTM Healthcare’s award winning services could do for you, your healthcare career or your recruitment strategy, please get in touch. You can call us on 065 686 9300, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at ttmhealthcare.ie
From humble beginnings A “Start Your Own Business” course and some funding from the former Clare County Enterprise Board were the bricks that laid the foundations of TTM Healthcare, a company that now employs 1,500 healthcare professionals and has an expected turnover of €70 million for 2016. This was the tale of expansion and growth recounted by Barry Pactor, Group Managing Director, when he attended the launch of the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards on Friday last, 17th June. Clare roots Established in 2002 by company CEO Brian Crowley, a very proud Clare native, TTM Healthcare (TTM) now operates across Ireland, the UK and Middle East. The company’s international headquarters are still based in Ennis, as are many of its 130 strong team of recruitment and support staff. Local collaboration and support Recognising the support that TTM received in its early days, Mr Pactor went on to say that the company would welcome the opportunity to share its experience and collaborate with other businesses in the region in looking at new opportunities. FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards 2016 Paying tribute to the previous entrants, finalists and winners, Pat Breen, T.D. Minister for Employment and Small Business, officially launched the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards 2016 at the event which was held in the Temple Gate Hotel. TTM Healthcare is a former winner at the awards, having taken the title in the ‘Best Place to Work’ and ‘Best Professional Services’ categories in 2013 and 2014. The prize for this year’s overall winner is worth an impressive €10,000 including a web design and development package and a whole suite of business services. More details on the awards, including how to enter, can be found online here. Join TTM in Ennis To find out more about career opportunities with TTM please visit us online here, you can also contact our Ennis Office by calling 065 686 9300 or emailing email@example.com
Even more great news has come in this week for TTM Healthcare! We have been named as one of Ireland’s Top 1,000 Companies, in the newly released Irish Times Top 1,000 report. What’s more, TTM Healthcare is the only privately owned recruitment agency to have made the Top 1,000. Shoulder to Shoulder with Ireland’s Biggest The report, which is based on statutory filings by each company and collated by the journalists at the Irish Times, is seen as the definitive database of Ireland’s top companies since it was first released in 2002, and shows the total profits for the companies listed as €36 billion – up a whopping €14 billion from 2015! Innovate, Create, Invest Our delighted CEO Brian Crowley noted that “The inclusion of so many indigenous companies in this year’s report makes for positive reading, and shows how far we have come as a country after some extremely trying years. Our dedication to investment in our people, our innovative services and our localities is the key to our success. Our partnership with Irish investment firm Broadlake will see us create 500 jobs across Ireland in the next 5 years, helping promote growth in local economies and increase our service offering nationwide.” You can read the full Irish Times Top 1,000 Report here. Discover the Possibilities with one of Ireland’s Top Companies Want to find out what one of Ireland’s top companies can do for you, your healthcare career or your recruitment strategy? Get in touch! You can call us on 1890 882 066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.