There does not seem to be much on the internet with regards to the teaching experience in the republic. I did discover that it is real pain in the backside to register as a teacher with the Irish teaching council - especially if you graduated from university a number of years ago. The salary scales for the republic seem to be very reasonable - however, the different types of contract that I saw for jobs advertised seemed a little concerning. It appears that a lot of younger Irish teachers go abroad to teach. Other than these simplistic conclusion drawn from a quick internet search I would be grateful for any experience relating to teaching in the Republic.