If you are a researcher who is planning on working in an Irish research institution, you may be eligible to participate in a Hosting Agreement Scheme for accredited research organisations.
The entry of third country researchers and their families into Ireland for research purposes and accreditation of research organisations is managed by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Once accredited, the Irish Universities Association (IUA) manages the day to day operation of the scheme on behalf of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and maintains a database of all hosting agreements issued by the research organisations, which is directly linked to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). Researchers are included in the eligible categories of employment for Critical Skills Employment Permit purposes.
You must obtain a visa unless you are visa-exempt