The city of Dublin has established a reputation as a software and IT hub, with major investments in recent years from US software giants including Facebook and Google.
Irish capital has a vibrant and diverse economy. It supports thriving clusters of both Irish and international players and is experiencing strong growth in employment across a wide range of industry sectors.
Why Dublin is a great place for business
- There is a wealth of talent across the country
- It is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone
- The population is the youngest in Europe
- The workforce is highly-educated with availability of skilled labour
- Ireland has a pro-business environment
- Labour costs are below European average
- The business infrastructure is constantly improving: Ireland has one of the most advanced and competitive telecommunications infrastructures in Europe
Dublin’s exceptionally well-educated, English-speaking workers, its business-friendly tax infrastructure and its strong ties to both the EU and US make this city the ideal place to expand or invest.
Dublin has a reputation internationally for being a start-up-friendly city. The small size of the city and its open, welcoming attitude provides both international and Irish entrepreneurs with easy access to relevant decision makers and a very supportive and connected start-up ecosystem.
Dublin is a dynamic source of start-up funding and support programmes
Dublin-based start-ups have access to an extensive range of start-up support programmes and, from a funding perspective, many types of investor, who between them can satisfy the needs of companies across all stages of their growth.
On a per capita basis, the level of funding and grants available is high by international standards. Learn more about start-up funding and support programmes.
Dublin is a world leader in key innovative sectors
Dublin is home to world-class companies and research centres in sectors such as ICT, life sciences, gaming, financial services and food & beverages.
This gives start-ups locating in Ireland easy access to quality staff, experienced entrepreneurs, investors, suppliers, research institutes and other support services with deep expertise in these sectors.
Just one example of innovation is CeADAR , a world-class creative environment that fosters innovation and supports the development of a team of highly innovative technology professionals.
Dublin is a great place to live and work
Dublin is an ideal location for life and work with great opportunities for business and a great way of life for families.
With a broad and well educated workforce, it is a great place from which to recruit and retain local and international talent. Learn more about living in Ireland.