The Education Minister says she's asked the Teaching Council to bring in more efficient to register teachers who've studied and qualified abroad.
Some have blamed backlogs in registration as a barrier to coming home to teach after completing their studies outside of the State.
It comes as schools are dealing with staff shortages, particularly in the Dublin area, as a result of high rents and lack of affordable housing.
Minister for Education, Norma Foley, says the government is looking at ways at speeding up the process for teachers' registration.
"I've specifically asked the Teaching Council to address the issue in terms of those who qualified outside of the State and the manner in which they can register, and the expedient manner in which they need to register to return home."
"In other instances, the Teaching Council has agreed in terms of those who have qualified in the UK that they can do their induction here in Ireland."