Who we are
The Irish Pharmacy Union
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY
Community Pharmacists are at the heart of every city, town and village. They are valued healthcare providers who build customer relationships and help communities thrive.
Ireland is the ideal place to work as a Community Pharmacist with over 1,800 community pharmacies to choose from and 85 million visits each year, pharmacists are the first port of call within our healthcare system.
WHY COMMUNITY PHARMACY IN IRELAND?
Community pharmacies are open mornings, evenings, weekdays and weekends, (because unlike other countries, we don’t have any 24-hour pharmacies), allowing you to choose working hours that suit your lifestyle.
CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION
From idyllic villages to stunning coastlines to bustling cities, Ireland has it all. Pharmacies are located in almost every village, town and city in ireland, which means the choice is yours.
In comparison to many other EU States, pharmacists in Ireland are well paid, with competitive salaries and benefits packages.
WHAT IS COMMUNITY PHARMACY?
Community pharmacists play a vital role within their communities and the primary healthcare system, offering one-to-one advice and health services, such as seasonal flu vaccinations, blood pressure measurement, cholesterol testing and smoking cessation support.
WORKING ON THE EMERALD ISLE
WHY WORK IN IRELAND?
Ireland is rated as the 14th happiest country in the world, ahead of the UK, USA, France and Germany. Famous for its warm welcome, friendly people, beautiful scenery and great atmosphere, Ireland is an energetic, thriving country that’s just a short journey away from the UK and Europe.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY
Over 90% of people trust their pharmacist and favour their advice. As the most accessible part of the healthcare system, Community Pharmacists provide vital support and encourage healthy lifestyles within their communities.
Becoming a Pharmacist in Ireland offers flexibility, work-life balance and competitive remuneration. In some locations, longer pharmacy opening hours provide an opportunity to manage working hours around your lifestyle needs.