This highly attractive investment location has a strong, vibrant ecosystem of both indigenous and multinational companies operating across a diverse range of sectors. Ireland’s capital, Dublin hosts internationally renowned clusters of Technology and Financial Services companies. The city also boasts a large young talent base, excellent educational facilities and, above all, offers a great place to live.
Dublin is home to three universities and four Institutes of Technology, which produce approximately 26,800 graduates every year. These third-level institutions actively work to build industry links and offer extensive research capabilities to companies through a number of Technology and Applied Research Centres, such as the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training.
Dublin is home to over one million people and is a lively, contemporary capital city brimming with style and personality. But when people need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, the tranquillity of the countryside is less than an hour’s drive away. Dublin also offers numerous beaches, golf courses and an abundance of sporting and healthy lifestyle activities all within easy reach of the centre.
As Ireland’s Research and Development hub Dublin is home to the country’s flagship Nanoscience Institute located at Trinity College. The East also boasts the Conway Institute, which specialises in Bimolecular and Biomedical research, and the Clarity Research centre specialising in Sensor Web.
As Ireland’s capital city, Dublin benefits from exceptional infrastructure. It is serviced by an impressive road network, several ports, Dublin International Airport and an integrated City Centre public transport system. Dublin also benefits from extensive and robust telecommunications infrastructure and connectivity.
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NEW YORK and DUBLIN (September 20, 2017) – Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announced today its expansion into Europe with the opening of its European Headquarters in Dublin. The move is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next three years.
Dublin, 19th September 2017 – An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, along with IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by XL Group that it has selected Dublin as its preferred location for its principal European Union (“EU”) insurance company, XL Insurance Company SE (“XLICSE”), subject to certain regulatory approvals, following the UK’s decision to depart from the EU.
Smartbox Group, the European leader in the experience gift market, today announced that it will create 100 new jobs as part of its future growth plans for its Dublin office, which is based off Talbot Street, Dublin 1. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Following a meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and senior bank executives in Toronto yesterday, TD Securities confirmed that it will be expanding its operations in Ireland and, subject to regulatory approval, plans to establish a bond trading business there. The Dublin expansion is part of its growth strategy in Europe and will afford TD Securities the flexibility to meet the evolving needs of clients and respond to the changing business environment as a result of Brexit.
IDA Ireland today welcomes Bank of America confirmation that it has chosen Dublin as the preferred location for its principal EU legal entities following the UK’s departure from the EU.
IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Citi that Dublin has been chosen as one of a number of European locations for expansion as part of its Brexit response.
IDA Ireland notes Barclays announcement today that the bank plans to use their licensed EU subsidiary to allow them to continue passported activity post-Brexit.
Unilever has announced a new partnership between its global start-up collaboration platform, Unilever Foundry, and Dogpatch Labs, Ireland’s leading start-up hub. The Unilever Foundry is a platform for start-ups and innovators to engage, collaborate and explore business ideas with Unilever and its 400+ brands. This partnership will provide a clear path for Irish startups to gain access to the company’s marketing expertise, massive global scale and in some instances, investment funding.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, today welcomed the announcement that Beazley plc is to establish a European insurance company in Dublin.
The company, which is an IDA Ireland client, will increase its European business from its Irish base. In order to expand its access to EU markets, Beazley plc has been granted a European insurance licence for its existing reinsurance company in Dublin. The new Insurance entity will provide specialty insurance products including professional indemnity, management liability and cyber.
DUBLIN, IRELAND — 12 July 2017 — Zendesk today announced that it is looking to hire an additional 300 staff and has agreed a lease to expand into 55 Charlemont Place in 2018, taking over 58,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space in Dublin for its EMEA HQ following a significant growth of the local team. The announcement is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.
Chaucer, the specialist insurance group, today announces that the Central Bank of Ireland has approved the formation of a Dublin-based company that will trade under the name of Chaucer Dublin (incorporated in Ireland as Chaucer Insurance Company DAC) to write international specialty insurance and reinsurance business.
IDA Ireland has welcomed today’s joint-announcement by Bristol-Myers Squibb and South Korean company SK Biotek Co., Ltd of agreement for SK Biotek to acquire Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Manufacturing Facility in Swords, Co Dublin.
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