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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Data analytics and anonymisation firm Trūata today announced it plans to hire up to 75 personnel – mainly data analysts, data scientists and engineers – in 2018 for its newly opened headquarters in Dublin. The recruitment drive comes three months after the start-up was launched as a trust by its founding beneficiaries, Mastercard and IBM.
Amazon announced that it is creating more than 1,000 permanent new jobs in Ireland over the next two years. In addition to central Dublin, where Amazon opened a new 170,000 square foot building today, these highly skilled roles will be based in Amazon locations in North County Dublin, Blanchardstown, and Tallaght. Creating 1,000 new jobs doubles the growth target committed to by Amazon in 2016, when the company pledged to hire 500 people in two years – and did so nine months ahead of schedule.
IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government has today reported a very strong first half of 2018.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced the launch of its Dublin office with the intent to initially hire 40 professionals including engineering roles, and to potentially grow the team further over the coming years. This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement that Arch Capital Group Ltd. [NASDAQ: ACGL] (Arch) plans to apply to the Central Bank to expand the group’s underwriting operations in Ireland to ensure continuity of its operations across the European Union (EU) once the United Kingdom leaves the EU, subject to Central Bank approval.
Sojern, travel’s direct demand engine, today announced the continued expansion of its European headquarters in Dublin for its RevDirectTM offering, with plans to more than double in size by 2020 to grow to a team of 56 through the creation of an additional 36 new jobs for the local market.
Darta Saving Life Assurance/Allianz Global Life, both part of the global Allianz Group, have announced they will contribute to €75 million to the Irish economy by its Irish operations over the next two years. This will see an increase in their combined work force by a quarter and an expansion into new offices in Dublin, serving more European Countries.
Comtrade Digital Services, the leading provider of software engineering services and solutions, today announces that it has opened its new global headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin.
New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses, today announced the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin. The company opened its first European headquarters in Dublin in 2014 and has since grown its team to about 100 employees. Its new space at 31-36 Golden Lane is expected to provide the local Ireland team the space to grow up to 300 team members as well as provide state of the art facilities for hosting customers, meetups, and connecting with the local community.
Dublin, 12th April 2018 – Mastercard has announced it will expand its presence in Ireland, hiring 175 new employees in Dublin focused on driving innovation and creating the future of payments around the world.
Just as nature abhors a vacuum, uncertainty provokes similar feelings for business. As this white paper makes clear, a growing nationalist and protectionist mindset around the world is creating a fresh set of challenges for global businesses.
LONDON AND DUBLIN – Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the establishment of a new office in Dublin and the expansion of its role within Ius Laboris, the world’s leading employment law practice.
DUBLIN, March 12, 2018 – Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced three strategic leadership appointments and its move to new EMEA headquarters in Dublin to support the company's growing base of customers in the region.
In preparation for the UK’s exit from the European Union next year, BRE Global has established a new office in Ireland’s capital for its CE marking activities.
With support from the Irish Government to apply for EU Notified Body status, its current activities under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and other directives will transfer across to the new company called BRE Global Ireland Ltd once the submission has been approved.
Ireland remains a compelling location for early stage start-up companies setting up in Europe
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is pleased to announce it intends to establish an investment and distribution business in Dublin, Ireland.
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DreamSpace, an innovation and education hub at the heart of the campus, will host and inspire 100,000 primary and TY students over the next 4 Years
Tuesday, 13th February 2018 – Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed theat announcement that MSD is to develop a new biotechnology facility in Dublin, with the expected creation of up to 350 new jobs.
Known as MSD Biotech, Dublin, the facility will be constructed on an existing MSD-owned property, the site of its former facility in Swords, Co. Dublin.
Dublin, Tuesday 13th February 2017 – Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD joined CEO of Autodesk Andrew Anagnost today to announce the opening of a major new site for the company in Dublin. Autodesk, the global leader in design software, will initially hire 200 people in finance, operations, localisation and sales operations by the end of this year to support its EMEA business.
Autodesk is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Thursday, 8th February 2018. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD today officially opened Google’s newest offices in Dublin that will serve as a home to Google’s growing Enterprise and Cloud teams in Dublin. Located in the Velasco Building on Dublin’s Grand Canal, the teams will play a strategic role in helping to grow Google’s cloud and enterprise business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Velasco will also be home to an Advanced Solutions Lab where Google Cloud’s enterprise customers can co-create and develop customised solutions for their business on-site in conjunction with Google Cloud experts.
Bank of Ireland today has announced that they will open a second FDI Hub for international companies looking to locate to Ireland. The FDI Hub, based in the Bank’s building on College Green, will complement the existing space on Stephen’s Green. The space provides complimentary office and meeting space for international companies planning to set up in Ireland. Bank of Ireland is the first and only Irish bank offering this service to FDI companies and it continues Bank of Ireland’s support for businesses of all stages through its workbenches, startlabs and FDI spaces.
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