Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and is closely connected to the rest of the island by road and rail. Its air, sea and digital links also guarantee excellent connectivity with the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Digital Connectivity Dublin benefits from one of Europe’s most advanced and competitive telecommunications infrastructures. An extensive fibre optic network provides world-class national and international connectivity. The Irish telecommunications market is fully deregulated and a number of companies operate within it, including Eir, ESB telecoms, and Virgin Media. Mobile networks in Dublin A mixture of 3G and 4G mobile networks are availa
As an export-driven economy on the periphery of Europe and the home of the European or EMEA headquarters for many global players, the transport and logistics sector is a significant and growing sector in Dublin.
As the economy continues to grow and the shift to online retail continues, logistics and storage is expected to be the fastest growing employment sector in Dublin over the coming decade. This will be driven by demand for both passenger and freight transport and associated activities, including storage and courier services. The sector currently accounts for about 5.5% of total employment. Trends are predicted to spur demand for business managers, drivers, plant operators and pilots. CBRE AIB Logistics & Supply Chain Confidence Index 2019 has more.
Dublin Airport has already seen passenger numbers and freight tonnage grow strongly. Planned development is expected to boost activity further. Freight through Dublin Port is also at record levels – additional investment has been committed to provide additional capacity.
The main employers in this sector are:
High-quality tech and multilingual talent is readily available in Dublin. Add to this a rich tech startup ecosystem, 9 out of the top 10 global tech companies, a supportive business ecosystem including technology and research centres and an excellent quality of life and it’s easy to see how Dublin provides the perfect base to thrive. Why Ireland for Tech: 8 of the top ten Global software Companies 9 of the top ten US Technology Companies Top 3 Global Enterprise Software Companies 4 of the top 5 IT Services Companies
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