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.

Financial Services

Dublin is a major global hub for fund administration, aircraft leasing, insurance and a range of wholesale banking activities. Ireland is the 4th largest provider of wholesale financial services in the EU. It is a base for a wide variety of financial firms which are attracted by robust regulation and a strong skills base as well as excellent investment and tax incentives. A combination of 12.5% tax and an exceptionally extensive and comprehensive set of double tax agreements with 62 countries makes Ireland a highly tax- efficient location. Such efficiency is particularly beneficial for international financial service operations. More information can be found from

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Life Sciences

Ireland is a global centre for life sciences. Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics are all areas in which significant investments in operations have been made on a country-wide basis. Ireland is one of the top global exporters of medicinal and pharmaceutical products. All of the top ten global pharmaceutical companies, nine of the top 10 medtech companies and seven of the top ten diagnostics companies have bases in Ireland. Numbers of Irish-owned companies in the sector have also grown significantly. Companies are attracted by Ireland’s favourable tax environment, international reputation in regulatory compliance and track record in clinical and

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Arts and Recreation

Dublin has long been famed for its vibrant arts and recreation scene. This sector accounts for almost 6% of all employment in the capital and has experienced comparatively faster growth than the EU average since 2011. This trend is expected to continue, boosted particularly strong growth in sports and recreation activities. Funding to support initiatives in the arts is available from bodies such as Creative Ireland, the Arts Council and Culture Ireland. The main bodies involved in the arts and recreation are: The Arts Council

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