In a relatively short period of time Dublin’s economy has developed into one which is mainly led by the services industry. There’s a diverse landscape built on foreign direct investment and indigenous companies working within various industries. Our primary industry sectors are:

ICT/Digital

Dublin has become a thriving tech hub, with the ICT and digital sector in Dublin now a leading driver in the region’s economy. Dublin boasting 9 out of the top 10 global ICT companies and an ever expanding list of innovative tech startup companies. See our Innovation & Startups section for more.

Creative

Dublin has always been a city steeped in creativity and culture. Historically we are known for our writers, poets and artists. We are a city which evokes the use of imagination and the development of ideas. Dublin’s laid back attitude to business has led to the arts, culture and creative industries to become vital components of our economy. Creative industries is an encompassing term which includes a wide range of business, from arts, craft and design to advertising, media and gaming.

Financial Services

Dublin is Ireland’s Financial Services sector hub and the Irish Financial Service Centre (IFSC) on the banks of the River Liffey is the main focal point. Established in 1987 by the Irish Government, the IFSC today is now home to some of the world’s foremost Financial Services institutions, supplemented with a surrounding ecosystem which contains a sophisticated support network including accountancy, legal actuarial, taxation, regulatory and telecommunications. More recently Dublin has seen strong growth in emerging sectors like GreenTech, FinTech and plays an important role in the global aircraft leasing and finance industry. For more, please visit idaireland.com.

Tourism

Dublin holds a special place in many hearts throughout the world, with approximately 4 million visitors coming to Dublin in 2014 alone. The city’s tourism industry has become a fundamental part of the region’s economy, driving growth in a wide variety of crossover sectors such as food/drink, accommodation, retail and numerous creative and cultural industries. For more, please check visitdublin.com.