The Irish Green Card Scheme enables individuals with specific qualifications, skills and experience to work in Ireland for an Irish company/employer in occupations where skills shortages exist. This Irish Employment Permit is initially valid for two years and can normally be renewed indefinitely.
The spouses and dependent children of Ireland Permit holders now have easier access to employment in Ireland under arrangements introduced by the Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment in Ireland.
The Intra-Company Transfer Scheme in Ireland facilitates the transfer of foreign nationals in senior management and key personnel positions to the Irish branch of an overseas or multi-national company for usually 12 or 24 months.
The Irish Graduate Visa is a scheme that allows non-EEA students, who have acquired qualifications from and Irish third level educational institution, to remain in Ireland and look for work. In order to apply the student must hold a current Certificate of Registration issued by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
If you are a non-EEA National who intends to come to Ireland in order to establish a business, you will require a business permission from the Irish Government to do so. The Business permission is granted for an initial period of 12 months. You will be issued a letter granting you permission to engage in business.
The Contracter Service Permit is for foreign nationals who will be providing services to an Irish entity on a contract for services basis. This is a work permit which facilitates the transfer of non-EU employees to work on the Irish contract in Ireland.
You can apply for Irish citizenship by decent if one of your parents were Irish citizens when you were born or if one of your grandparents is an Irish citizen. You can apply for citizenship though naturalization if you have been a resident of Ireland for min 5 years in the last 9.