Ireland is one of the most prosperous countries in the EU. Excellent job prospects, a high standard of living and well-developed healthcare and pharmaceutical industries make it an ideal destination for pharmacists. Let's look a little closer at some of at the finer details that make Ireland the right destination for you!
Ireland has a wide range of accommodation available to suit any budget. Conveniently, most places come furnished, including couches, tables, dressers and usually a new mattress.
- Proximity to Europe
Thanks to its excellent location, Ireland is a perfect launching pad for travelling. Barcelona is two hours away, Rome is three hours, and for a really short hop, the UK is barely 45 minutes away. If looking to visit other cultures, this is a great place to start. After all, it’s also one of the closest European countries to the US.
- Annual leave
By law, all those who work full-time in Ireland are entitled to 20 days of leave. This, believe it or not, is pretty much standard depending on the county. It's not possible to get away with not going on holidays as it’s the law and most employers will also award extra vacation days to long-term employees.
- Health care is accessible
Both private and public healthcare are available in Ireland. The public healthcare system is funded by general taxes. If needing immediate attention it's likely that a subsidised fee depending on age, income, disability etc. will have to be paid, but the cost should nevertheless be minor. Otherwise, if it’s something that can wait, expect to go on a waiting list. There are numerous private healthcare providers, however, where one can pay for services such as private rooms and no waiting lists.
- Great transportation
Ireland’s size makes traveling the country very easy. Rental cars are incredibly cheap and buses run all over the country, as do trains. Public transportation in Ireland is heavily relied on. If moving to Ireland, make sure to figure out local train and bus times, as both are readily available.