Why relocate to Dublin?
Dublin offers a vast array of opportunities for everyone from students and grads to experienced and senior jobseekers. It has energetic and welcoming vibes and is home to people from all over Ireland and the world.
As Ireland’s capital city, we hear enough about the main attractions, cost of living and commute times, but there is so much more to this beautiful county. In fact, according to the CSO, the average commuting time is only 28.9 minutes thanks to the services offered by the LUAS, the DART and Dublin Bus, while the cost of living varies majorly in different areas. There are a number of areas outside of the city centre that offer an escape from the liveliness of the core, too, such as Blackrock and Howth – while St. Stephens Green, Dublin’s answer to Central Park, acts as a peaceful getaway in the heart of it all.
Whether it’s the exciting city life, the glorious coastline or the multicultural society you’re interested in, Dublin has it all.
As the capital, Dublin has companies of all kinds based within the county. 80% of the world’s global tech companies have a base in Dublin, which is more than any other city in the world, and there is also a booming financial scene and more than 1,200 startups.
The Irish Financial Service Centre (IFSC) is the focal point for many while ‘Silicon Docks’ is the Dublin neighbourhood that global tech giants call home. Google, Facebook, Linkedin, AirBnb, Eventbrite, HubSpot, Twitter, Etsy, Amazon, Stripe and 250 more global tech companies are based in Dublin and employ thousands of techies, marketing and sales people. All of ‘The Big 4’ accounting firms – KPMG, PWC, Deloitte, and EY – have operations in Dublin, too, while the outskirts of the city are home to many of the world’s largest life sciences firms.
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Dublin County Population
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Area of Interest – Drumcondra
Drumcondra is an area in North Dublin that is steeped in history and just a short commute from the city centre. It offers an insight into the old style of Dublin city while also offering a ‘buzz’ that comes from the three universities in the area.
It is easily accessible by train and bus, and located ideally between O’Connell Street and Dublin Airport making it an attractive location for those working in the city. On top of that, recent times have seen an influx of new businesses and food traders to give you a wide range of choices of delicacies.
The red brick houses of Glasnevin take you back in time through the old ‘fair city’ and highlight the character of the area. It is one of Dublin’s oldest and most famous inner-city suburbs, and also home to Croke Park. Croke Park is not only the headquarters of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) but also a symbol of Irish history, and it’s redevelopment in the early naughties was an example of how much Ireland, and Drumcondra, had grown and expanded.
Whether it’s the bustling city centre, the seaside villages or charming people you’re interested in, life in Dublin has something for everyone.
Dublin’s core is full of exciting attractions. Walking from O’Connell Street to Grafton Street through College Green you will meet people of all kinds and cultures. Wherever you look you will see people rushing about their day, taking in some of Ireland’s most historical landmarks on their way. Temple Bar sits on the north bank of the River Liffey to offer a wide range of pubs, restaurants and music, while St. Stephen’s Green acts as a peaceful getaway from it all.
Away from the city you have your pick of pastimes. From amazing coffee shops to mesmirizing views of the Irish Sea in Howth and Dun Laoighre, to major sporting events and music festivals, you will have no reason to find yourself bored in your free time. Dublin provides you with the perfect chance to mix the thrilling city life with relaxing escapes.
Major Industries in Dublin
The Medtech Industry in Ireland
- Employs 29,000 people
- 18 of the top 25 largest medtech companies are in Ireland
- Over 450 medtech companies in Ireland
- 50% engage in R&D
- 4,000 job openings between 2016-2020
The Biopharma Industry in Ireland
- Employs over 28,000 people
- All of the top 10 largest biopharma companies operate in Ireland
- Over 75 biopharma companies in Ireland
- €39 billion in exports annually
- 8,400 job openings between 2016-2020