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 are delighted to have picked up the award for the UK’s Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year at the 2017 Recruitment International Awards in London. The award was announced at a gala awards ceremony in London where the UK’s leading recruitment professionals gathered. This accolade recognises TTM’s award winning service to our clients and candidates which is reflected in our 95% client and 93% candidate retention rates. It also acknowledges our expert knowledge in the industry and our unique offering to our clients with innovative recruitment solutions. Commenting on the win, TTM CEO Brian Crowley said: “as a specialist healthcare recruiter, we are critically aware of our clients’ requirements for short-term, ground-breaking solutions as international healthcare recruitment continues to be a pressing need in the current geo-political landscape. This requires us to continually innovate, keeping our gaze forward so that we can continue to provide direct channels to leading healthcare roles for our candidates, and cultivate the finest talent pools from which our clients can choose.” Discover The Possibilities Explore how TTM Healthcare’s award-winning services can meet your recruitment needs: Call us on 020 7100 3232 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Company Bio TTM Healthcare is a specialist health and care recruitment company established in 2002. Now recruiting highly skilled medical professionals from all over the world, TTM has offices in London and Preston, as well as Ireland. A leading framework supplier to the National Health Service, TTM Healthcare was the ‘UK Recruitment Agency of the Year’ finalist (Recruiter Awards 2015), Public Sector Agency of the Year (Recruiter Awards 2016), and Professional Services Agency of the Year (Recruiter Awards 2016 & 2017). We are also proud to be recognised as a Recruitment International Top 500 company.
The TTM family were thrilled to present local children charity, The Clare Crusaders, with our fundraising cheque of close to €4,000 at our Ennis HQ earlier this week! We chose this fantastic local organisation as our Charity of the Year in recognition of the essential services it provides to young children with autism and cerebral palsy. Founded in 2007, it provides free therapy and specialist treatment to over 350 children with special needs in Co. Clare but receives no state funding, so it relies on fundraising efforts to keep the service going at a cost of over €250,000 each year. Our teams get creative Our teams outdid themselves this year, holding a number of special events throughout the year to raise vital funds, including: A Euro 2016 Sweepstake A sponsored 'Cycle the Mississippi River' challenge Halloween costume & Christmas Jumper competitions A Pancake Tuesday sale Random Acts of Kindness Day Brian Crowley, CEO of TTM Healthcare said: “We’re thrilled to be able to present our neighbouring charity, The Clare Crusaders, with this year’s team fundraising efforts. The staff worked tirelessly to keep the momentum going as we share the charity’s vision in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and we are proud to support the vital services they provide to our local community here in Ennis. We wish the charity continued success in 2017 and beyond.” TTM in the community For more information on TTM Healthcare's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, call us on 1890 88 20 66 or email email@example.com
The social care landscape is changing: the future of elderly care will now be in people’s own homes and, with that, comes a growing need for homecare nurses. Too often, a negative attitude of elderly care nursing prevails – that it can be a landing spot for less qualified nurses. However, this profession is one that should be highly valued, combining a set of key skills and qualities that are essential to delivering the quality care that allows people to age with dignity. Here are five that we consider to be essential to this role: Respect for the Elderly As people age and start to lose control of their faculties, it can be easy to lose sight of their individuality – who they see themselves as; their place in their world; their hobbies and interests. Faced with daily challenges of sensory loss, memory impairment, and physical disability, it can be an unenviable task for a nurse to get through to the person inside, to make them feel recognised and valid. Tremendous patience, determination and kindness is required. Powers of Assessment A good elderly care nurse will possess keen powers of observation, and be adept at assessing the subtle signs of a person’s deterioration or improvement. They will be skilled at assessing and caring for their psychological and social well-being, determining what the individual needs to continue to derive enjoyment from life. Communication Skills The ability to communicate is crucial to any healthcare role, but particularly for those working with the elderly, who so often have retreated into an inner world, or are suffering from dementia or Alzheimers. To tune into and decipher a patient’s needs in such circumstances is a particular skill, even a gift, and something that can greatly ease the confusion and disorientation experienced by elderly patients. Creativity Not a skill that is immediately associated with the healthcare professions, creativity is a trait that is becoming more and more useful for nurses in this field. For an elderly care nurse dedicated to improving her patient’s quality of life, thinking outside the box can present new ways to divert and engage them, and introduce a welcome change of rhythm to their daily routines. Flexible Approach Older people generally fall at the mercy of other people’s schedules as they grow increasingly dependent, whether they are residents of a nursing home, or being cared for by a family member. With this comes a huge loss of personal freedom and individualism, leading to depression for many. Being conscious of this, and allowing some flexibility and freedom of choice wherever possible, can improve a person’s quality of life dramatically. By simply involving a person in small daily decisions, such as what they will wear or eat, enables them to still feel some semblance of control in their own life. As our Baby Boomer population approaches old age, and the average age expectancy continuing to rise, there will be more need than ever for elderly care nurses with a genuine passion for what they do. Despite the challenges, the rewards for both nurses and their patients are great. There can be no finer profession than to enable another person to preserve their dignity, individuality and self-esteem for as long as possible. Speak to Us Today To speak to a member of our Nursing Division about Elderly Care Nurse positions across the country, contact us today for more information. T: 1890 88 20 66 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org