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 boasts the highest level of FDI on a per capita basis of all locations in the study”, according to FDI Intelligence in its report, FDI European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19. The report continues: “The city has established a reputation as a software and IT hub, with major investments in recent years from US software giants including Facebook and Google. In the five-year period analysed, almost half of all investments in the city were tech-based”.

According to a report published in April 2020 by CBRE (Dublin Office Marketview Q1 2020), “the Computers & Technology Sector accounted for the largest proportion (51%) of take-up in Dublin in Q1 and along with financial services (25%) and business services (14%), these three occupier categories accounted for 90% of leasing activity in Dublin in the quarter.”

Paddy Conlon, executive director of the CBRE, has said: “Dublin’s continued success in growing its tech presence is supported by strong government and IDA promotion, particularly toward US companies attracted by the cultural affinity and attractiveness of the city to young talent from across Europe.”

This is confirmed by the 2019 Tholons Service Globalization Index which ranks Dublin as No. 5 in its top 100 Super Cities.

6 technological sub-sectors in which Ireland has already gained a global foothold have been identified by the IDA (link): the Internet of Things (IoT), Clean Tech, Cloud Computing, The Internet, ICT and software. The Irish tech industry is continually evolving, branching out into new disciplines including fintech, med-tech, automation technology, sports-tech, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology.

To learn more about Dublin tech companies, visit the TechIreland website and search keyword ‘Dublin’.

Large employers in this sector include

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