As an export-driven economy on the periphery of Europe, transport and logistics is a significant sector in Dublin. It is hugely important for the increasing number of global players that base their European and EMEA headquarters in the city too. Exceptional connectivity with Europe, the UK and the US is one of many considerations which drive foreign investment in Dublin. Over the coming decade, as the e
As international investment in Dublin grows, so does the city’s need for professional services.
Since the early 90s, demand has consistently increased as large companies bringing FDI to the city began to centralise their functional support activities here. As a result, law, accounting, R&D, marketing, real estate and management consulting are all well represented in the city.
Today, Dublin is considered a centre of excellence for global business services. Demand continues to grow as more global leaders base their European and EMEA headquarters here.
Why professional services choose Dublin?
- A skilled workforce of highly educated and dynamic talent is readily available
- Business services based in Ireland deliver better customer service, according to the IDA
- The IDA also says that professional services companies here also tend to reduce costs and find more innovative solutions, which is good for shareholders
- Access to the hundreds of international businesses located right on their doorstep
What companies are in Dublin?
Discover the other key industry sectors which attract businesses from around the globe to Dublin.
Ireland is a global centre for life sciences. In fact, it is one of the top three global exporters of pharmaceutical products in the world. Significant investments are made in pharma, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostic operations on a country-wide basis. Dublin itself has a proven track record for nurturing its world-leading science, engineering and health sectors. That’s because our pool of well-educated STEM professionals attracts the world’s most cutting-edge multinationals. Links with local universities also helps boosts investment in R&D. As a result, our exports in this sector are worth a phenomenal €80 billion each year. What companies have i
Dublin is most definitely a tech hub. And its reputation is well-deserved since efforts have been made to attract leading tech companies for decades. Way back in November 1956, IBM was the first American tech company to set up an Irish subsidiary in Dublin. (It still has a large presence here today.) The following year, Swedish multinational Ericsson invested in facilities here too. Then, in the decades that followed, big names like Hewlett Packard, Dell, Microsoft and SAP followed suit. Today, the industry employs over 37,000 people throughout Ireland and generates €3