Why relocate to Limerick?
Known as the Treaty County, Limerick is the capital of Ireland’s Mid-West and the third-largest city in the country, with half a million people living within 1 hours drive of the city. It is one of Ireland’s fastest-growing cities with 12,000 new jobs since 2013, and an unemployment rate that has fallen to 5.2%, significantly lower than the European average of 8.4% (2018).
According to our Midwest Relocation Survey, 90% of people working in the area commute in under 40 minutes, and 89% of people would recommend moving to the Mid-West. The population is extremely diverse and multicultural, with over 150 nationalities and 45% of the workforce under 35 years old. This is aided by the three third-level educational institutions the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College.
The quality of life is second to none, and the county is excellently connected to Dublin, Galway and Cork cities by motorway, and to the rest of the world by Shannon Airport.
Limerick has attracted many of the world’s largest organisations to set up operations in the region. Since the end of the financial crisis, the Mid-West has seen major investment from firms in several industries.
It is home to a significant life sciences market with major pharmaceutical and medical devices companies such as Edwards Lifesciences, Regeneron, Stryker, Cook Medical and Teleflex having a base in the area. In 2018, Edwards announced 600 jobs in Limerick, while Regeneron’s 37,000+ square metre, state-of-the-art Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS) facility there is the largest-scale bulk biologics production facility in Ireland.
As well as that, Uber have based their European Headquarters in the city, while Northern Trust and Viagogo are examples of other global organisations that have chosen Ireland’s Mid-West.
Marie Aimee Giard - Team Leader, Uber, Limerick
Moving to Ireland from France was an important decision for me professionally. After a varied career in France, I was keen to progress one of my main professional goals, which is to improve my English so I can work my way further up the career ladder.
My work hours really suit a work-life balance and, combined with a good salary, allows me to do a lot of travelling. I’m really happy that I made the choice to move to Ireland and I enjoy my life in Limerick. Although it is not a huge city, it is dynamic and you can enjoy a really good quality of life, and a nice lifestyle. It’s a friendly and welcoming city; I can only recommend it!
CJ Stander - Munster Rugby Player
When I arrived here almost five years ago, the biggest thing I felt was that Limerick city is full of people who look after their own. They pulled me in from the beginning, and looked after me and my family. They made us part of the city.
Limerick is a special city, and everyone looks after their own, and it’s a great town for me to, hopefully, one day raise a family