Dublin is a favoured base for many international businesses and it is home to the European headquarters of hundreds more. In fact, moving operations to Dublin has become a growing trend.

Recently, an unprecedented number of global companies have set up headquarters in Europe. In 2019, for example, a record-breaking 912 companies set up shop. This means Europe is the world’s leading region for investment in headquarters. Within Europe, Dublin is the top destination. According to fDi Intelligence’s ranking, Dublin has more HQs per capita than any other country in Europe.

On top of this, Dublin also ranks just behind Paris and Berlin in terms of the total number of investment projects. Much of this investment goes into the software and IT sector. But with so many Brexit relocations coming to Dublin, the business and financial services sectors are quickly catching up. If you operate in one of these industries, you’ll feel right at home moving your business to Dublin.

All told, more than 1,600 companies are investing in Dublin right now. Whether you want to set up a European base or relocate your company altogether, the city is bound to check all your boxes.

Check out the articles below for more information on moving your business to Dublin.

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Office space in Dublin

Dublin has office spaces suitable for fledgling startups right through to international corporations. From bijou to the very big, from new builds to colourful Georgian conversions, it’s all on offer in the city. Whatever your needs, you’ll be able to find the perfect base for your business. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a 55m² retail unit or a 12,000m² office space. Available locations include city-centre high-rises in the city’s Central Business District and leafy suburban office parks. Thanks to ongoing development, Dublin’s pro

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Irish tax incentives

While Dublin’s vibrant culture, skilled workforce and business-friendly environment all play a role in attracting investment, it’s no secret that many firms base their operations here to take advantage of the favourable tax incentives provided by the state. Corporation tax in Ireland is among the lowest in the world. But there’s also plenty of tax reliefs and incentives for those who invest in research and innovation. From a more practical point of

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Grants, funding and business supports

There is an extensive range of state supports available to companies that base themselves in Dublin. It's one of the many reasons investment in the city is so strong. The support and financial grants available will depend on your company's size, sector and plans for R&D.

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Brexit relocation

Dublin is by far the biggest beneficiary of Brexit relocations, according to the European think tank New Financial. An fDi report for 2021-2022 also notes that Dublin will continue to be the location of choice for firms leaving London for Brexit-related reasons. This is largely thanks to its well-established financial services sector. As of spring 2021, Dublin had alread


Registration and other legal matters

Ireland is one of the easiest countries in Europe in which to start and register a business. If you require a visa to live here, there’s even special programmes to speed up the process for entrepreneurs. Registration and legal matters in Ireland are vital to understanding our business environment. If you’re seriously considering bringing an investment to Dublin, here’s an overview of all the legal matters you’ll need to know about. Regulation Irish regulators, across different sectors, have a strong reputation for excellence. These include: The Central Bank of Irelan