Payroll and HR in Ireland

Payroll and HR in Ireland

Local Information

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Tax Year Dates:1st January – 31st December


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

Employer Must-Dos

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

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

Payroll in Ireland

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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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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IRIS FMP’s Irish Payroll and HR Solutions

At IRIS FMP, 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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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.

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