Working in Ireland

If you are a chiropractor looking for work in Ireland you may wish to view our message board. Only CAI members can post on the message board but you can view the posts. If you want to post and are not a member, then you need to email your post for vetting to the CAI Administrator (link in right hand column).

Chiropractors who wish to work in Ireland need a work permit if they are not EU citizens or otherwise entitled to work within the EU.

Work permit applications are made by employers to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment see http://www.entemp.ie/labour/workpermits/ . Before a prospective employer can make an application, the employee must join the CAI. To get more information about working as a chiropractor in Ireland, please email the CAI.

Citizens of New Zealand, Australia, Canada or Hong Kong aged between 18-30 who are qualified chiropractors can get a working holiday visa for Ireland. This lasts for one year but you can only work for any one employer for three months. More information is available at: http://foreignaffairs.gov.ie/services/visa/02.asp#02

Insurance in Ireland is normally via the scheme that the CAI has negotiated with Sheridans Insurance. Please note that they do not give refunds on policies within the first year. You can get more detail on insurance issues by emailing us.

Note that you must allow AT LEAST two weeks for a membership application to be processed. The CAI endeavours to process membership applications speedily but a number of documents are required including original graduation certificates, personal and professional references etc. before a membership application can be processed.