The International Payroll & HR Service Provider
That Speaks Your Language

At IRIS Global Workforce Management, we simplify HR and payroll in Ireland. Trusted and recognized globally, our international payroll and HR specialists operate with the support of 88 in-country teams. With our expertise, you can rest assured that your overseas employees are paid on time, every time.

Navigating the complexities that arise with payroll and HR in Ireland is no easy feat, and compliance is always a top priority for businesses during any global expansion. With differing laws, cultures and regulations, it can feel overwhelming to stay on top of. Fortunately, our expert teams are here to help. We offer: 

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    Payroll and Tax in Ireland 

    Managing everything for you, we will remove any complications with global payroll and tax. We cover local pay to benefits, and more. With our payroll and tax support, your growing workforce will be paid accurately, on-time, every time.  

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    HR in Ireland 

    Companies trust IRIS to deliver effective HR services that support their global employees when it comes to matters of legislation and compliance.  

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    Irish Employment Law Compliance

    Seamlessly onboard new talent and navigate compliance issues with our help. As an in-country specialist, we cover everything from contracts, to policies and handbooks.

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    Global Payments Services

    Providing compliant, global payment solutions for a variety of industries, we make your cross-border transfers cost-effective.  

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    Location Data

    Ireland FlagIreland
    Europe (Northern Europe)
    Calling Code
    Timezone in Capital
    (europe/dublin) 5:45 AM
    Euro (EUR)
    $1 = €0.92
    Main Language
    Other Business Languages
    Tax Year Start
    1st January
    Tax Year Start
    31st December

    Details correct at time of publication. You should not rely on these details without first seeking professional international advice.

    A trusted advisor for global expansion

    We support businesses in 135 countries worldwide to reach their expansion goals.

    Doing Business in Ireland

    With one of the lowest onshore statutory Corporate Tax Rates in the world, Ireland offers up an attractive tax regime for businesses looking to expand on its shores. Not only this, over 1000 multinationals are growing their facilities thanks to increased profitability.

    Despite Ireland’s attractiveness, their payroll processes are by no means simple. You’ll need a payroll and HR specialist who is well-versed in Ireland’s regulations and legislation, ensuring your business remains compliant.

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    Employer Must-Dos

    In Ireland, the following financial statements must be submitted to strict deadlines:

    • Balance Sheet
    • Profit & Loss
    • Minimum Capital Requirement Report

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    What are the regular working hours in Ireland?

    In Ireland, the maximum average working week is 48 hours (based on set monthly average guidelines). When it comes to Sunday hours, employers must provide a reasonable allowance, a reasonable pay increase or reasonable paid time off work if there is no agreed entitlement.


    In Ireland, an employer must have grounds for dismissing an employee – unfair dismissal in Ireland is covered by the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977.

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    Tax Considerations

    In Ireland, employees will need to pay income tax, pay related social insurance and universal social charge. Income tax and social security contributions are calculated depending on salary and individual circumstances. The newly introduced Universal Social Charge is an additional tax charged at 2-8% dependent on income.

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    Looking for more information?

    If you would like to know more about global payroll and the implications and considerations that come along with it, download our free guide to international payroll today.

    IRIS’s HR and Payroll Services in Ireland

    At IRIS, our in-country teams are able to help ensure your business’s payroll and HR remains legally compliant, no matter if you’re in Dublin or Cork. Our experts are well-versed in Ireland’s regulations and legislation and can tailor efficient, fully managed solutions to your business’s requirements. We can help with:

    • Irish Employment Contracts
    • Payroll Processing
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Benefits Administration
    • Pension Administration
    • Tax and Labour Law Consulting
    • PRSI Contributions
    • Company Formation
    • Representation Agent and Address of Record
    • Bookkeeping and Accounting Services
    • VAT and Tax Processing
    • Business Visa Applications
    • Work Permit Applications
    • Expert Tax Relief Applications
    • Online Payslips/E-payslips
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    Stay Compliant – HR and Payroll Services in Ireland

    Our specialist in-country Ireland team will help you meet the mandatory requirements of payroll and HR processes in Ireland. So, start your expansion today.