Since the 1950s, Ireland has pursued a vision of ‘industrialisation by invitation’ by creating a tempting business climate, which has attracted huge investment from US and European companies. 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.
Here’s a quick run-down of the largest international firms that have made significant investments in Dublin.
Many international banks have significant operations in Dublin, serving Irish and European markets. This cohort is likely to swell as banks with operations in the City of London rebalance their presence after Brexit.
- Zurich Insurance
- State Street International
- BNY Mellon
- AXA Insurance
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Allianz Ireland
- JP Morgan
Many of America’s tech giants base their European operations in Dublin to tap our pool of young, English-speaking and well-educated workers.
- Virgin Media
- Activision Blizzard
- Riot Games
Accounting & Professional Services
The preponderance of large companies in Dublin has drawn the world’s leading professional services firms to the city.
Science, Engineering, Health & Pharma
Dublin has a proven track record in nurturing world-beating science, engineering and health sectors. Pharmaceuticals are one of our biggest exports, and our pool of well-educated STEM professionals attracts the world’s cutting-edge firms.