Professional services such as law, accounting, R&D, marketing and management consulting are well represented in Dublin. The sector accounts for 8.5% of total employment in Ireland and positive trends in its growth are expected to continue. In particular, demand for research and development, advertising, real estate, legal, finance and marketing services is forecast to show significant growth.

Dublin is considered a centre of excellence for business services and there is a substantial and growing global business services sector in the city. Many leading global players have set up European hubs here, attracted by the availability of skilled talent, excellent infrastructure, tax incentives and strategic location.

More information on the sector is available from the IDA.

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