This highly attractive investment location has a strong, vibrant ecosystem of both indigenous and multinational companies operating across a diverse range of sectors. The Mid East hosts a number of investments of significant scale in the Technology and Pharmaceutical sectors.
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.
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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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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INIT, a world-leading supplier of intelligent transport systems, celebrated the opening of its new software development centre in Maynooth, Co. Kildare today. Currently, a team of eight employees is working on the software for INIT’s ticketing systems as well as for field devices. Future plans include the provision of up to 20 additional high-skilled jobs in the areas of software development, in C++ and C#. The celebration marks the company’s first operations centre outside Germany.
Shire held an official site dedication event at its new state of-the-art biologics facility in Dunboyne, Co. Meath today.
Development of the 120-acre site has been underway since November 2017. Approximately 400 people will be employed at the facility when it is at full capacity.
IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government has today reported a very strong first half of 2018.
19,851 Jobs Created in FDI companies – third consecutive year of strong growth under current strategy
2016 marks second year of record growth - Companies adding 11,842 jobs net
Investment to help meet growing demand for rare disease treatments Expected to create 400 jobs in Ireland at new state-of-the-art facility in Co. Meath
Careers event with more than 500 jobseekers to meet 20 companies
Taoiseach officially opens new fashion insights centre in Silicon Docks
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