Moving temporarily to Dublin

Sep 30th, 2007, 06:27 AM
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Moving temporarily to Dublin

My job is sending me on a 6-12 month post to Dublin. I'll be provided with a furnished flat and car. My biggest question is what do Dubliners wear to work? I want to fit in as well as I can. Will my business casual from the states be good enough, do they wear all black like in London? Anybody have info to share? Any other tips I should know about? The deal with my employer hasn't been finalized yet, so if there is stuff I should ask for in my package, let me know what it is.
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Sep 30th, 2007, 06:58 AM
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I asked my friend in Dublin and she said they use the term smart casual and you should be fine unless the contract states a specific type of attire. She said smart casual is no low cut tops, jeans, trainers (sneakers). People do dress in colors other than black.

We were also discussing that even in the States, business casual comes in degrees.

Have a great time!
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Sep 30th, 2007, 08:34 AM
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I would take what you like best of your normal office wardrobe, that is appropriate to the weather in Dublin... but pack reasonably light, then once you arrive and see how things are, do some local shopping to add a few pieces.
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Sep 30th, 2007, 02:10 PM
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What sort of office/industry? Some fields are more conservative than others.

But basically what coldwar and suze said . . . . . .
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Sep 30th, 2007, 02:22 PM
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I only have one question. How do I get that job?

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Sep 30th, 2007, 10:12 PM
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Have you asked your future employer? Have other people done the same move and so know what to expect?
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Oct 1st, 2007, 12:42 AM
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Packages here are not as detailed as in the U.S. so the basics I would expenses and costs to relocate. For 6-12 months it should not be too much. If its IT based work its pretty casual i.e. neat casual. you really just get the idea once you are here and I would not worry about dress at this point. Do you really need a car? It can be a burden if you live in the city but it depends on the area and how comfortable you are driving here. Are you coming with a family or by yourself?
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Oct 1st, 2007, 02:56 AM
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Depends what kind of job. For an IT role generally business casual will be fine or even maybe too dressy.

For a professional role (e.g. accountants, solicitors) generally the dress code is a business suit and non-matching trousers/jacket will be frowned upon. If you let us know the business type I'll be able to give you a better steer.
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 11:30 PM
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Welcome to Dublin - we're mostly casual over here - a bit like the States. You'll know after your first day at work! Here's a good site to check out for all Dublin visitors especially the form page -
Oh! and here's another one -
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