Global companies continue to base their European HQs here and the local start-up scene is buzzing. So here is everything you need to know about working in Dublin. The city is going from strength to strength – and your career here could be doing the same.
The real question is – why wouldn’t you? Learn more about Dublin’s robust jobs market, its world-leading business culture and wide range of education opportunities. The world’s top players in finance, tech, professional services, science and health have made their home here. They’re taking advantage of a welcoming
Since returning to positive growth in 2011, the Irish economy continues to gain momentum, a trend reflected in the strong performance of the labour market. There was an annual increase in employment nationally of 3.4% or 74,100 in the year to the second quarter of 2018 (Source: CSO). In Dublin and the mid-east, the number of jobs in FDI companies rose by 14% in 2018 (Source: IDA); employment is forecast to continue to grow strongly to 2030.
Accompanying this increase in employment is a growing need for talent. There are plenty of opportunities for people with various particular skills. Ireland’s Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) has identified skills shortages in the
Organising flights, wrapping things up at home, saying goodbye to friends and family. It’s a big ask to move for work. Thankfully, moving to Dublin is relatively straightforward. This brief guide looks at immigration requirements, assessing your new salary and opening a bank account, registering for tax and social security, and transferring your qualifications.
Huckletree’s new Dublin 4 hub aims to attract global fintech players
Huckletree's new hub in The Oval in Ballsbridge will be open by the end of the year. The co-working operator and accelerator has plans to open additional hubs in Oslo and Manchester. Huckletree co-founder and Dublin native Andrew Lynch revealed that the co-working space operator and accelerator would be opening three new hubs in Dublin, Oslo and Manchester. The new Irish hub, based in Dublin 4, will be the country's first fintech co-working hub. The hub will be located in The Oval in Ballsbridge and will open at the end of the year. Huckletree plans to promote the fintech space globally. In a statement, Huckletree said: "The ambition for the fully equipped 23,500 sqft space is to be a leading European base for the global financial technology ecosystem, connecting the largest financial services firms in the world with exciting Irish start-ups, scale-ups and investors." By the end of this year, Huckletree will welcome 2,000 new members to its communities across Europe.
Cubic Telecom, HealthBeacon, O'Brien Fine Foods, Camile Thai, NewsWhip and Business Post Media Group are among the 14 companies who started Euronext Dublin's IPO ready programme. The 10-month long programme for high-growth companies explores fundraising options up to and including an Initial Public Offering. Euronext said the programme aims to equip companies with a clear understanding of all sources of finance available to them and determine which is most suited to their needs. When finished, the companies' leaders will have the skillsets required to get their business investment ready. They will be able to refine their pitch for investors and also form a valuable network of peers, advisors and investors. Supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), the programme is in its third year. 12 high-growth, high-potential Irish companies graduated from last year's programme and these graduates - which included Atlantic Therapeutics, ATA Group, Finance Ireland and Devenish Nutrition - have raised over €400m in funding. Orla O'Gorman, Head of Listings at Euronext Dublin, said that previous graduates of the programme have benefited enormously from their participation. She said they had acquired the necessary skills to determine which funding option is the right one for their business and how to engage with the investment community. "This year is particularly exciting for us, as the ten participating technology companies are invited to join other scaling pan-European technology companies at Euronext's renowned TechShare programme," she added.
Inside Dogpatch Labs’ offshoot for the next generation of tech talent
When Tom McCarthy was 15, he was building a nuclear fusion reactor in his shed at home. Four years later, he's spearheading Patch, a summer accelerator for ambitious 16-21-year-olds based out of Dublin startup hub Dogpatch Labs. Five tables are set out in a corner of the upstairs offices. They're strewn with half-full glasses of water, boxes of markers and stacks of biscuits. It's quiet. The 12 participants are preparing for this evening's presentations of their work to family and friends. Just a handful remain, working on their slides for today's 'demo day' to show investors and mentors what they've been up to. A family friend put McCarthy in touch with Dogpatch's founder, Patrick Walsh, back in 2015, who suggested he put together an event to bring together like-minded young people. These initial gatherings took place in 2015 and 2016, bringing together previous BT Young Scientist winners and teenage entrepreneurs. But like Walsh – who participated in an accelerator before setting up Dogpatch – McCarthy found that "just a single event is probably not enough to to build a lasting community", which sparked the idea for Patch.