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Cover - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Oct. 31, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-33500  
Entity Registrant Name Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code L2  
Entity Tax Identification Number 98-1032470  
Entity Address, Address Line One Fifth Floor, Waterloo Exchange,  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Waterloo Road  
Entity Address, City or Town Dublin 4  
Entity Address, Country IE  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code D04 E5W7  
Country Region 353  
City Area Code 1  
Local Phone Number 634-7800  
Title of 12(b) Security Ordinary shares, nominal value $0.0001 per share  
Trading Symbol JAZZ  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Smaller Reporting Company false  
Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   56,572,721
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal period Focus Q3  
Entity Central Index Key 0001232524  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31