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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide Ireland

General Overview

- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in English, Irish.
- Public Holidays: Total of 9 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Dublin
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: €10.50 (2023).

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: From 20% to 40%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 23%, Corporate tax 12.5%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: From Approx. 11.05%.
- Employee Charges: From Approx. 4% to 7%.

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term.
- Trial Periods: Up to 6 months.
- Paid Holiday: 20 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Notice varies by tenure, up to 8 weeks.

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: Public healthcare with optional private.
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Pension contributions, healthcare.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-EU/EEA citizens.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: Critical Skills Employment Permit; requires a job offer in eligible occupations, minimum salary €32,000-€64,000 depending on the field.
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 3 months.

The information provided on these countries serves as a general guideline and may
require verification and updates from legal sources or official websites.