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Talent

The three counties of the Mid-East region borders Ireland’s capital city Dublin which has five universities and four Institutes of Technology which produce approximately 26,800 graduates every year and a labour pool of over 1 million people.
 

Meath

The heart of Ireland’s Ancient East is connected to its future with Facebook and Shire Pharmaceuticals recently choosing to invest in Meath. With locations in Meath averaging 30 mins to Dublin Airport and Port, sectors represented in the county include Financial Services, Med-Tech, Technology and Pharmaceuticals. Meath is host to large multi nationals including Arcroyal, IFS State Street and Coca-Cola. 

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Kildare

Famous for its equine industry employing c.1,235 people, with The Curragh, Punchestown racecourse and the Irish National Stud located within the county. Kildare is also host to Maynooth University with over 11,000 students currently enrolled. Faculties include Science, Engineering, Business, Law, Arts & Humanities. The University has seven research institutes on campus including the Hamilton Institute, a world leading research unit in ICT with a focus on drones, A.I. and Robotics and The Innovation Value Institute which has been co-developed with Intel. Sectors represented in the county include Technology, Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals with Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Pfizer, P&G, IFS State Street choosing to invest. 

Wicklow

Many Hollywood films have chosen the ‘Garden of Ireland’ for its impressive mountains, lakes, beaches and country estates. Home to the indigenous film industry with film studios and production spaces located within, Wicklow is the perfect place for relaxation and to invest with close connections to Dublin and the South East. Sectors represented in the county include Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Media Production and Manufacturing with Servier, Sigma-Aldrich, Elavon, Takeda, Oriflame and Holfeld Plastics choosing to invest. 
 

Education

Maynooth University is Ireland’s fastest growing university in terms of student numbers with over 11,000 currently enrolled including undergraduate, postgraduate, research and PHD students across the faculties of science, engineering, business and arts & humanities. Source: Top ranked Irish university under 50 years old (Times Higher Education).
 

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Research & Development

Maynooth University has seven research institutes on campus including the Hamilton Institute, a world leading research unit in ICT with a focus on drones, A.I. and Robotics and The Innovation Value Institute which has been co-developed with Intel. The IVI’s research agenda focuses on aligning the contribution of Technology with the business goals of organisations.

The Mid-East is in close proximity to the country’s flagship Nanoscience Institute located at Trinity College, The Conway Institute at UCD, which specialises in Bimolecular and Biomedical research, and the Clarity Research centre, a joint initiative between University College Dublin, Dublin City University and the Tyndall National Institute, Cork, specialising in Sensor Web.

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Infrastructure

As one of Ireland’s fastest growing regions, the Mid-East benefits from good infrastructure including motorways, two sea ports and Dublin International Airport serving 189 destinations. Frequent bus and rail connections to Dublin city centre give greater access to lifestyle and labour pool. The Mid-East region also benefits from extensive and robust telecommunications infrastructure and connectivity.

Lifestyle

From Newgrange and the Boyne Valley, to the Curragh and Wicklow Mountains National Park, the Mid-East has an expansive range of cultural, natural, sporting amenities and events. The region is famous for its equine industry, with The Curragh, Punchestown, Fairyhouse and Naas racecourses and the Irish National Stud located throughout. The Mid-East has also played host to both the Irish Open Golf Tournament and Ryder Cup.
 

Contact the Mid East Office

IDA Ireland
Wilton Place
Dublin 2
Ireland
Tel: + 353 1 603 4000
Fax: + 353 1 603 4040
Email: idaireland@ida.ie
Website: http://www.idaireland.com

  • Conor Simpson

    Regional Business Development Manager

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