Useful Links

Here you’ll find links which are either interesting, useful or to organizations who I like.

General life & basics

List of Embassies in Ireland – Here you can find your countries diplomatic representation.

Irish Embassies – Here you can find a list of Irish diplomatic representations.

Parcel Motel – A parcel service for ordering from the Uk to Ireland.

DoneDeal – Small ads for Ireland.

Daft – The Site for finding accommodation in Ireland.

Deloitte Tax Calculator – If you want to know how much Net is left from your Gros.

PPS Number – How to get that important Tax number.

Taxing your car – find out the costs for your desired car and pay them.

NCT -Making sure your car is officially roadworthy.

Welfare – Irish Welfare service, let’s hope you won’t need it.

Tax and Import Fees – Here you will find all the information about your taxes and import fees etc.

An Garda Siochana – Irish Police.

Health Service Emergency – Irish emergency services (ambulances).

Translate your Education Level – Here you can find out what Irish education level you have.

Banks:

Allied Irish Banks – AIB

Bank of Ireland – BOI

Permanent TSB – TSB

Traveling:

Flying:

Aer Lingus – The real Irish airline.

Ryan Air – Flying cheap.

Bus:

Air Coach – Dublin based bus operator.

GoBus – Galway based bus operator.

CityLink – Dublin based bus operator.

Bus Eireann – State bus operator – outside of Dublin this is Public Transport.

Dublin Bus – Public Transport via bus in Dublin.

Train and Tram:

LUAS – Dublin tram service.

Irish Rail – Irish train service, both national and local Dublin DART.

Ferries:

Irish Ferries – Ireland to the UK and back.

Direct Ferries – Ireland to the UK and back & Ireland and France and back.

Ferry – Ireland to the UK and back & Ireland and France and back.

Stena Line – Ireland to the UK and back & Ireland and France and back.

Finding a job:

LinkedIn – LinkedIn, the best choice to find a decent job.

Top Language Jobs – If you want to find a job based on your language skills.

Jobs.ie – An Irish job finding website.

Medicalcouncil.ie – Information if you want to work in the medical field in Ireland

Mobile phones:

  • Prepaid: (we call it top-up)

Tesco Mobile – Uses Three networks you can call for 1-2cts to European landlines.

Lyca – Uses Three networks you can call for 1-2cts to European landlines.

  • Contract:

Three – By far the best network cover and the best data plans, Unlimited 4G Data for 27 Euro. I use it myself and easily get 300GB traffic each month.

Vodafone – More expensive and less coverage on the countryside.

Meteor – Only use in the city centers.

Electricity, Oil, and Gas:

Electric Ireland – Electricity and Gas.

SSE Airtricity – Electricity and Gas.

Corrib Oil – Oil.

TV&Broadband:

Sky – TV Cable and Satelite, Broadband and phone.

Virgin Media -TV Cable, Broadband, and phone.

Eircom – Public provider, Cable Tv, Broadband, Mobile phone, Landline

Shipping mail, packages, and parcels:

AnPost – The official Irish post, all the postal services you can think of, also pay your dog tax, bills, currency exchanges and Western Union here.

DPD – Packages and Parcels

DHL – Expensive worldwide courier service.

FedEx –  Expensive worldwide courier service.

GLS – Packages and Parcels service.

UPS – Packages and Parcels, also expensive worldwide Courier services.

Nightline – National overnight courier services, also Northern Ireland.

Public and Private Healthcare in Ireland:

HSE.ie – The Public Healthcare system financed via Taxes

HIA.ie – The Public governing authority for Private Healthcare Insurance

To do:

  • Car insurance