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.
TTM Healthcare (TTM) is now accepting applications for the Academy@TTM 2017. Designed for ambitious individuals with no previous recruitment experience, the Academy@TTM is a full time, paid, permanent position based in TTM’s Headquarters in Ennis, Co Clare. Successful applicants to the Academy benefit from bespoke training and hands on experience with Ireland’s market leading healthcare recruitment company. About the Academy@TTM Academy recruits work across TTM’s dynamic desks, trying their hand at temporary and permanent recruitment, compliance, resourcing and account management to discover the position that best suits their talents. They attend masterclasses with TTM’s experienced consultants and have the chance to study with the company’s in-house Learning and Development Department. Former graduates of the Academy@TTM have gone on to become Recruitment Consultants with TTM’s Medical, Social Care and Nursing Divisions and to hold various roles across the company’s Shared Services Teams. “The best career choice you’ll ever make” Speaking about the Academy, TTM Healthcare CEO, Brian Crowley, said, “These new recruits get unrivalled access to the best and brightest minds in recruitment, and the benefit of our team’s experience. We want ambitious, energetic people who can hit the ground running and learn everything about the recruitment industry from the inside out. TTM is growing bigger and better every day, and for those with a will to succeed, I believe the Academy@TTM will be the best career choice they’ll ever make.” Don’t miss out! Deadline for applications is Monday 20th March Eight successful applicants will be selected to take part in the Academy@TTM. To apply for one of these sought after places please complete the official application form on www.ttmhealthcare.ie/academy by Monday 20th March. Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend an Academy Entrance Assessment Day in TTM’s Ennis Offices on Thursday 6th April 2017.
“This isn’t a Brexit scare story. If we don’t do something soon, the gap is going to get too big to fill.” Barry Pactor, Managing Director of TTM Healthcare speaking on Channel 4's Dispatches programme. In Brexit: Crisis on the Wards, Dispatches, Channel 4's award-winning current affairs programme, has turned its investigative sights on the NHS’ staffing struggles and on how leaving the EU could be about to make things infinitely worse. Startling statistics With 24,000 nursing vacancies across the UK, our health system has become increasingly reliant on European health workers in recent years. Dispatches revealed a 90% fall in European nurses registering to work in the UK after last June’s vote and, of the EU workers at 271 trusts surveyed by the programme, a worrying 42% are considering leaving in the next 5 years. A litany of challenges The dramatic statistics revealed by Dispatches may have shocked many but they confirmed the reality that TTM Healthcare’s international recruitment teams have been grappling with daily. Working in an increasingly challenging climate, we remain convinced that the impact of Brexit is proving this detrimental because, as set out in How the UK is losing the race for healthcare skills , it follows a litany of changes in regulation for overseas workers, impossibly high English language requirements and mounting global competition. Desperate for change In conversation with Dispatches' presenter Morland Sanders, Barry Pactor stressed the need for change. "Companies like TTM Healthcare, together with the NHS, with the help of government need to make it clear to overseas nurses that the UK is open for business. Because, at the moment, the noises we are making as a country are turning away staff that we desperately need." Missed it first time? You can watch Brexit: Crisis on the Wards on the Channel 4 Play Back facility here. The episode will be available to view until 5 April 2017.
Deloitte’s annual gala awards ceremony, in association with Barclay’s Bank, took place in Dublin on Friday, 3rd March at Dublin’s Convention Centre. TTM Group was thrilled to be among this year's Gold Standard Best Managed Companies! First selected as a Deloitte ‘Best Managed Company’ in 2012, we have successfully retained this prestigious accolade since then. 2016 saw us rise to ‘Gold Standard’ status - an award we were delighted to receive again this year. One of the most coveted distinctions across the business world, Deloitte’s ‘Gold Standard’ award spotlights an elite group of companies considered to operate at the frontier of business performance and innovation. Striving for excellence in each of the core areas scrutinised as part of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme – Strategy, Capability, Commitment, Management Performance, and Financial Performance – TTM Group is proud to be considered among this group of business leaders. Reflecting on this year’s achievement, Brian Crowley – CEO of TTM Group – commented: “At the heart of TTM’s business strategy are our clients, candidates, patients and employees. Their success is the cornerstone of our success. With two market-leading business arms, we have established ourselves as a thought-leader, representing the health and social care sectors at the highest levels of government, both in the UK and Ireland. Of this, we are very proud. As we forge ahead in 2017, Deloitte’s continued endorsement of our business strategy lends significant weight to everything we aim to achieve.” Every award and accreditation we earn is testament to the fact that we strive to ensure the best industry conditions for our candidates. Offering them the most seamless recruitment process possible is something we pride ourselves on at TTM. For further information on how to leverage TTM’s award-winning services, please contact us on 020 7100 3232 or email@example.com.