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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Feb. 21, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc    
Entity Central Index Key 0001232524    
Trading Symbol jazz    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   59,742,232  
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 5,545,347,783