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.
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.
Dublin has a reputation internationally for being a start-up-friendly city. The small size of the city and its open, welcoming attitude provides both international and Irish entrepreneurs with easy access to relevant decision makers and a very supportive and connected start-up ecosystem. No wonder then that, with a low level of corporate tax and minimum red tape, the World Bank ranks Ireland in the top 10 countries worldwide (2018), to start a business.
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.
Two very popular areas to invest in here are Dublin’s startups – and emerging companies – and its real estate.
Dublin’s startups and emerging companies
Whatever your interests, budget and appetite for risk, Dublin’s capital ecosystem can provide the investment opportunity you’re looking for. Tech Ireland’s website is a good place to start your search. If you are interested in meeting some of Dublin’s entrepreneurs, visit Startup Dublin, which arranges startup networking events – including the highly s
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.
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.
Cities are buzzing with data. Traffic ebbs and flows, card readers ping, security cameras monitor footpaths, and each one of us is shedding reams of GPS signals, tweets and likes. Most of these data are simply shelved on distant servers and forgotten. But properly aggregated and anonymised, these and terabytes of other data can help city authorities develop policies for a greener, safer and more enjoyable place to live.
That’s exactly what
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
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
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.
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The major Analytics and AI event in Dublin in 2019. Speakers from NASA, CERN, Alan Turing Institute, Formula 1, Microsoft, IBM and more..
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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.
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.
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.
Young Scientist winner’s startup secures $3.2m in seed funding
A Dublin-based company founded by former BT Young Scientist winner Shane Curran has secured $3.2m in seed investment, led by Sequoia Capital.
Evervault is building the world's first cloud-based secure processing product.
It is developing the infrastructure that bridges secure cloud hardware and web/mobile applications. This takes privacy away from compliance and makes it a product feature.
Kleiner Perkins, Frontline, SV Angel and other leading tech innovators and investors also participated in the funding round.
"The support and backing from some of the best investors in the world provides an exciting opportunity to accelerate us on our path to fundamentally re-architect how our personal data is handled," Shane Curran said.