What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Ireland?

If you are an expat living and working in Ireland, you will likely find the healthcare there to be of a high standard, in both the private and the public sectors. You may find that you are covered by national health insurance. In saying this, around 50% of the Irish population are currently covered by … Read more

How To Register With The Health System In Ireland

The Irish Health Act of 2004 established the Health Service Executive (HSE) – or in Irish, Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte) – which set up a national insurance scheme from 2005. The system is being revised, however, and Ireland is currently the seventh highest spender on healthcare in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) … Read more

How To Look After Your Mental Health In Ireland

The organisation Mental Health Ireland reports that around one in four people in Ireland will develop a mental health problem at some point in their life. In 2016, around 18.5% of the Irish population was recorded by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as suffering from a mental health disorder, such as bipolar, … Read more

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Ireland

Ireland operates on a two-tier model of health insurance, with a public and a private sector. The latter is divided between for-profit healthcare institutions and voluntary not-for-profit ones, often run by religious organisations. For-profit health insurance currently covers around 50% of the Irish population, many of whom are either not covered by Ireland’s national health … Read more

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Ireland

If you are living and working in Ireland, then you should not have too much difficulty in finding opportunities to keep fit and healthy. Ireland has a high standard of living and some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, so there are lots of chances to get out and about. With an extensive coastline, … Read more

Healthcare Options In Ireland: A Guide For Expats

In Ireland, when you raise a glass to make a toast with friends, rather than saying “Cheers!”, you would say “Sláinte!”. This is the Irish word for “health” – and as this toast suggests, health and healthcare are big priorities in Ireland. Overall, the Irish health system is safe, modern and efficient. Ireland scores 8.9 … Read more

What Do Ireland’s New Abortion Laws Mean For Expats?

Access to sexual health, family planning and prenatal healthcare is a key consideration when deciding to relocate to another country. It’s important to know what your options are around pregnancy, including in difficult cases such as medical complications, crisis pregnancy or decision to terminate.In the Republic of Ireland, terminations are currently allowed only when the … Read more

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