Choose to Live and Work in Ireland

Choose Ireland

For many years people used to ask ‘why Ireland’, but increasingly people are beginning to wonder ‘why not?’

With a low corporate tax rate, a booming economy and a talent pool growing in size each year, many major multinational companies are choosing Ireland for their European operations. 8 of the world’s top 10 software companies, 14 of the largest 15 medtech companies, all of the top US ICT companies, all of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies, and 20 of the biggest 25 global financial services companies have all chosen Ireland – so why wouldn’t you?

Ireland is proving ever-popular with expatriates due to it’s reasonable cost of living, excellent working conditions and exposure to senior roles. We have over 200 nationalities living and working in Ireland today, and this community is only growing. Ireland boasts a healthy work-life balance with both major cities as well as fascinating nature. Major cities such as Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Galway are contrasted by rugged coastlines and vast mountain ranges, creating stunning scenery, so there’s something for everyone.

Relocating to Ireland

Collins McNicholas offer support to you throughout your entire relocation process. Once you have found employment through us, our team will help you with the necessary steps in moving to Ireland. What can we do?

  • Help to organise flights
  • Meet you at the airport
  • Visa application assistance
  • Finding accommodation
  • Applying for social security/PPS number
  • Social integration
  • Explanation of laws & taxes

We also partner with relocation experts who can provide further assistance, while many companies that hire internationally will offer you relocation packages.

Why Collins McNicholas?

The Collins McNicholas values include ‘Our People’, ‘Our Process’, ‘Our Candidates’, ‘Our Clients’ and ‘Our Community’. Our confidence in our ability stems from a long-standing company philosophy, focusing on a relationship-based approach and aiming to provide the best service possible to all of our customers.

We aim to support candidates through the jobseeking & relocation process from start to finish, ensuring that no stone is left unturned. Whether you need a lift from the airport, assistance in finding a new home or advice on moving your pets to Ireland, Collins McNicholas will support you all the way.

We understand that there is much more to moving to Ireland than simply finding a new job, and we are prepared to go through that process with you.

We have mapped out the entire process for you and gathered information on everything you need to know about relocating here. Visit our Moving to Ireland page. 

Need convincing? Read real stories from others who have made the move

Pawel Hajan - Zeltiq/Allergen

Pawel Hajan

Poland to Galway

Emilio Moya Rosa

Spain to Waterford

Ludovic Gavillet

Switzerland to Kilkenny

Inma Aguilera

Spain to Galway

Where to in Ireland? Check out some regional information below.


Dublin is Ireland’s capital and is home to some of the world’s largest companies. The county has something to offer everyone and provides exciting contrasts between it’s various areas. Learn more here.


Galway is the largest city in The West of Ireland and attracts over a million overseas tourists annually. The city is well known for its vibrant atmosphere, arts, and culture, and more information can be found here.


As Ireland’s second city and largest county, Cork is extremely diverse. Between it’s beautiful city and rugged coastline, you will never be disappointed. Find out what else Cork has to offer here.


Ireland’s fastest growing city is Limerick located in The Midwest. It is home to a major international community as well as many national landmarks. Find out more here. 


Sligo is the centre of the North-West of Ireland and renowned for it’s fabulous mountains and beaches. People travel from around the globe to surf in Sligo, see what else it has to offer you here.

The Midlands

Ireland’s Midlands are full of beautiful green scenery. With many growing towns such as Athlone and Mullingar, and short commutes between Dublin and Galway, their populations are increasing steadily. Learn more here. 

Contact us for more information:


Galway office: (091) 706706
Unit 27, Briarhill Business Park, Galway.

Sligo office: (071) 9142411
Millbrook House, Kennedy Parade, Sligo.

Athlone office: (090) 6478104
9A, Inish Carraig Business Centre, Golden Island Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

Cork office: (021) 4809118
Ballycurreen House, Ballycurreen Cross, Airport Road, Cork.

Limerick office: (061) 512270
Roselawn House, National Technology Park, Limerick.

Dublin office: (01) 6620088
Lis Cara Business Centre, 51/52 Fitzwilliam Square West, Dublin 2.