With a strong, open economy, strategic location and unrivalled incentives for investment, it’s no wonder that Dublin is consistently ranked as one of the best places in the world for doing business. The opportunities and lifestyle that it provides attracts homegrown and international talent to this diverse and energetic city.

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Dublin is a favoured base for many international businesses and is home to the European headquarters of many more. Find out what’s placed this compact city among the top choices in the world – and see if your business is ready to set up its home here.

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Key sectors

Dublin 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. This success is expected to continue; FDI Intelligence has ranked Dublin as No. 1 in terms of economic potential among large cities. 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.

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Meetings & conventions

It’s no surprise that a city as entrepreneurial and dynamic as Dublin has a thriving meeting and convention scene. Dublin offers world-class venues, great value for money for both organisers and delegates and – of course – the city’s famously warm hospitality. The centrepiece is The Convention Centre in Dublin’s Docklands. This extraordinary venue hosts around a hundred events each year and has won over forty industry awards – including the World’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre at the World Travel Awards 2017.

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The Dublin Economic Monitor

The Dublin Economic Monitor reports on economic trends emerging in the capital and provides a comprehensive picture of how the Dublin economy is performing. The Monitor publishes new data each quarter to help the reader process and understand economic performance. It provides a dashboard of the most relevant economic indicators for Dublin on business and consumer sentiment, employment trends, passenger and freight information, and property trends. It also provides unique insights into domestic and tourist spending in Dublin.

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Brexit

According to a European-wide analysis of FDI trends published in June 2019, Ireland delivered a “Brexit-busting performance” in attracting foreign direct investment in 2018, winning 52% more FDI commitments than in the previous year. Other factors crucial to Ireland’s strong performance include its economic and political stability, in addition to its continued commitment to the EU. In combination, all these factors serve to increase Dublin’s attractiveness to foreign investors post-Brexit. For companies seeking to deal with the impli

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Business Stories

Dublin is Ireland's economic powerhouse and the place to be for the best talent in the EU. We profile some of businesses who call it home.

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WHAT'S ON

Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference

Croke Park

Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference 2019 - The Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers' annual conference explores the issues and challenges facing today's treasury sector generally, and its treasurer professionals specifically. Interact with key national and international opinion leaders and decision makers. 8:00 Welcome Address. Dympna Donnelly - President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers. 8.10 Conference Chairman – Opening Address. George Lee - Current Affairs Correspondent, RTÉ. 8.15 A Panoramic outlook of Global Markets and Interest Rates in 2020

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Festival of Politics

Tailors' Hall

Festival of Politics - A time for debate, discussion & raising the roof on political points that keep us talking both at home & abroad. Is our rapacious appetite for flesh leading us to eat our planet to death and might bovine flatulence prove fatal? Should we be considering Cow Taxes rather than Carbon Taxes. The Festival of Politics is back to fearlessly answer these and other questions. Forget about the war of the WAGS, we are here to find out just what a political football the game of soccer really is. Meet the US author who says RFK’s killer Sirhan Sirhan is an Innocent Ma

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National Analytics Summit

The Convention Centre Dublin

The major Analytics and AI event in Dublin in 2019. Speakers from NASA, CERN, Alan Turing Institute, Formula 1, Microsoft, IBM and more.. About this Event The Analytics Institute is delighted to invite you to join over 1,000 fellow professionals for a fascinating day of insights, learning and networking at the National Analytics Summit. We have an incredible line up including global thought leaders from NASA, CERN, ALAN TURING INSTITUTE, FORMULA 1, IBM, MICROSOFT, EY, AIB, ORACLE and ACCENTURE. The Summit takes place in the Main Auditorium of the Convention Centre, Dublin.

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IN THE NEWS

Jeans Genies: Native Denims

Native Denims is Ireland's sole denim studio, crafting jeans with a couturier's eye. "We've gone back to the way that denim was meant to be made." Had you clambered up the Chocolate Factory's back stairwell (or taken the lift, stamina intact) to the Native Denims studio during last month's Open House, you would have stumbled upon a captive audience congesting the entrance. Pat, Native's chief instigator and passionate spokesperson, was dissecting a pair of high-street jeans with acerbic gusto, encircled by breath-bated (but, occasionally, chuckling) spectators.

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Corporate investigations firm Kroll is opening an Irish business

Kroll's Dublin operation will provide a suite of services to Irish businesses, law firms and financial institutions such as forensic accounting investigations, asset searches, cybersecurity advice and intelligence gathering. It also aims to help clients manage disputes and litigation, sanctions breaches and the leaking of information. Kroll's Irish unit will be led by Kevin Hart, the company's associate managing director in business intelligence and investigations practice.

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