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Ireland: Recruitment and selection

Original and updating author: Mark Carley


  • Discrimination is prohibited in access to employment on various grounds. (See Discrimination)
  • Job advertisements must not indicate an intention to discriminate on any of the prohibited grounds. (See Advertising vacancies)
  • Selection criteria must be clear, relevant to the job, justifiable and non-discriminatory, and selection procedures must comply with data protection legislation. (See Selection)
  • If an employer offers a candidate employment, either orally or in writing, and the candidate accepts the offer, a binding employment contract is generally formed. (See Job offers)
  • The minimum age for "regular" employment is 16, although there are special rules regarding anyone under the age of 18. (See Young people and children)
  • There are restrictions on the employment of nationals of countries outside the EU member states, the EEA countries and Switzerland. (See Foreign nationals)