Over 17% (approximately 92,000) of Dublin’s population is made up of people originally from other countries, with the vast majority of these hailing from Poland, Romania, the UK, Brazil, Italy, Spain and France. This reflects figures in the rest of the country, with Polish people being the largest non-national group in Ireland.
Some areas of Dublin are more densely internationally populated than others; for example, one in six residents of Fingal, on Dublin’s northside, is a non-Irish national, while that figure stands at a significant 29% in Saggart, on the southside.
It’s no surprise that so many people are choosing to call Dublin home: Ireland is world renowned for being a friendly, welcoming country. In fact, it’s one of the friendliest in the world! Socialising is a huge part of Irish culture and going out with your colleagues after work is common practice in many companies here – particularly in many of the multinational corporations that tend to hire the largest numbers of international staff.