Dublin is a global, entrepreneurial city with a bright future, and people are flocking here to share in its success. Here’s seven of the top reasons why a move to Dublin might be the right move for you, too.
Since the 1950s, Ireland has pursued a vision of ‘industrialisation by invitation’. By simply creating a tempting business climate, it has managed to attract huge investment from American and European multinationals – as well as some businesses from further afield.
These investments have benefited many parts of the country, but Dublin’s deep pool of talent, long-established infrastructure and rich culture has attracted the lion’s share.
If you’re working in Dublin to gain experience or develop your career, these multinational companies offer great benefits and favourable salaries. But, most importantly, they have global name recognition. This looks great on your CV, wherever you go, and is a huge asset if you ever want to find a job abroad.
Here’s a quick rundown of the largest international firms that have made significant investments in Dublin to date.
Many international banks have significant operations in Dublin, serving both the Irish and European markets. This cohort is continuing to grow as banks with operations in the City of London rebalance their presence with Brexit relocations.
- Zurich Insurance
- State Street International
- BNY Mellon
- AXA Insurance
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Allianz Ireland
- JP Morgan
Many of America’s tech giants have set up their European operations in Dublin. Here, these world-renowned multinationals can tap into our pool of young, English-speaking and well-educated workers.
- Virgin Media
- Activision Blizzard
- Riot Games
- Unity Technologies
Accounting and professional Services
The large number of multinational companies in Dublin has had the effect of drawing the world’s leading professional services firms to the city too. So if you’re looking for a job in accounting, Dublin is a great destination for you.
Science, engineering, health and pharma companies
Dublin has a proven track record for nurturing its world-leading science, engineering and health sectors. Pharmaceuticals are one of our biggest exports and our pool of well-educated STEM professionals attracts the world’s most cutting-edge multinationals. Links with local universities also boosts investment in R&D.
No two businesses are the same, so speaking about an ‘Irish work culture’ risks papering over the many differences between workplaces. Nevertheless, Ireland has a strong national character and this shapes how people work. With these provisos in mind, here’s a guide to Irish work culture. Irish business In general, the Irish like to think that their society is a meritocracy – those who cultivate their skills and put in a lot of hard work will rise to the top. Whether this is true or not is a matter of debate, but the belief pervades work life. Hierarchies are relaxed, people move on to first names swiftly, and socialising with colleagues is common. Bureaucracy and o