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Irish Culture and Business

What’s it like doing business in Ireland? What’s it like to live there? Find out in our quick, fun facts:

In Ireland, normal business hours are from 9 am to 5.30pm. It is customary for employees in Ireland to work 40 hours per week with a 1 hour lunch break.

Ireland was classified as the 24th easiest country in which to conduct business in the 2020 global "Doing Business" index. Ireland is the 28th largest economy in the world, with a GDP of about $520 billion US.

In 1965, Ireland entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time. It won the competition 4 times in total and managed to rack up 7 wins over the years.

The Late Late Show (an Irish chat show) first aired in 1962. It’s been taking place every Friday evening ever since. The only other show that’s been running longer than it is the Tonight Show from America.

The Irish relaxed attitude to time also has an impact on delivery deadlines. For the Irish there is no shame in missing a delivery date. So it is essential to remember and allow for some latitude here. With effective planning and communication, it is easy to resolve these issues.

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We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in Ireland. Take a look at our areas of expertise:

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We provide a fully-managed EOR Service in Ireland, including HR, Payroll and Legal Compliance support

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!