Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Ireland

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Ireland. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.


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What You Need to Know About Employing in Ireland

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in Ireland?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Ireland. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Ireland typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Ireland in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Ireland.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Ireland.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Ireland.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Employer Costs in Ireland

Employer costs include the Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) Program. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.


Employee Income Taxes in Ireland

Income taxes 20% - 40%

Income taxes are withheld at source by employers using a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.


Employee Social Contributions in Ireland

Employee contributions

Employees are subject to withholding for the contributions to the Universal Social Charge and Pay-Related Social Insurance.

The 2024 PRSI rates are as follows:

Earnings up to 31 September 2024 - 4%

Earnings from 1 October 2024 - 4.1%

The Universal Social Charge (USC) rates range from 0 to 11% starting in 2024.


Working Hours in Ireland

The typical work week in Ireland is 40 hours per week. Overtime laws in Ireland can depend on the employee agreement and specific circumstances.  


Holidays & Vacation in Ireland

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - New Year's Day
  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - Bank Holiday
  • Monday, Feb 05, 2024 - St. Brigid’s Day
  • Sunday, Mar 17, 2024 - St. Patrick’s Day
  • Monday, Mar 18, 2024 - St. Patrick’s Day (substitute day)
  • Friday, Mar 29, 2024 - Good Friday
  • Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 - Easter Sunday
  • Monday, Apr 01, 2024 - Easter Monday
  • Monday, May 06, 2024 - May Day
  • Monday, Jun 03, 2024 - First Monday in June
  • Monday, Aug 05, 2024 - First Monday in August
  • Monday, Oct 28, 2024 - October Bank Holiday
  • Wednesday, Dec 25, 2024 - Christmas Day
  • Thursday, Dec 26, 2024 - St. Stephen's Day
  • Friday, Dec 27, 2024 - Christmas Bank Holiday

Sick Leave Entitlement in Ireland

Statutory sick pay (SSP) entitlement for up to 3 days absence a year due to illness or injury will be introduced in 2023. This is due to increase to 5 days in 2024, 7 days in 2025 and 10 days in 2026. 

If the employee is off sick for more than the covered days they can apply to the Department of Social Protection (DSP) for a payment called Illness Benefit if they have enough PRSI contributions (social security contributions).

Parental Leave in Ireland

Maternity Benefit (by State): Maternity benefit paid by State subject to employee’s PRSI contributions at EUR 262 p/wk for 26 weeks (subject to change).  

Maternity Pay: No statutory obligation for employer to pay employee during maternity leave. Terms usually agreed with employee.   

Paternity Leave: 2 weeks. Paternity benefit payable by State subject to employees PRSI contributions.  

Parental Leave: Parents entitled to 26 weeks unpaid leave for each child under 12, subject to modifications for adopted child or child with disability or long-term illness.    

Parent’s Leave: Parent’s Leave is separate to Parental Leave. Parent’s Leave is specifically for parents during the child’s first year.

Adoptive leave: 24 weeks’ leave off work to one parent of the adopting couple, or a parent who is adopting alone.

Annual Leave Entitlement in Ireland

Annual leave entitlement depends on how much time the employee has worked in a leave year.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Ireland

No mandatory severance pay except in cases of redundancy.

Termination in Ireland

Employers must have a fair reason to terminate the employee and follow a fair process. If not, employees may bring a claim for unfair dismissal.

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The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Ireland are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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