Dublin is a global, entrepreneurial city with a bright future, and people are flocking here to share in its success. Here are seven of the top reasons why a move to Dublin might be the right move for you, too.
1. The robust jobs market
Ireland has recovered well from the recession that followed the financial crisis of 2007–2008. GDP growth in 2018 was a remarkable 6.7%, the fastest in Europe. In 2019 the country is expected to have the EU’s second-fastest growing economy.
Since the 1950s, Ireland has pursued a vision of ‘industrialisation by invitation’ by creating a tempting business climate, which has attracted huge investment from US and European companies. These investments have benefited many parts of the country, but Dublin’s deep pool of talent, long-established infrastructure and rich culture has attracted the lion’s share.
Here’s a quick run-down of the largest international firms that have made significant investments in Dublin.
Many international banks have significant operations in Dublin, serving Irish and European markets. This cohort is likely to swell as banks with operations in the City of London re
No two businesses are the same, so speaking about an ‘Irish work culture’ risks papering over the many differences between workplaces. Nevertheless, Ireland has a strong national character and this shapes how people work. With these provisos in mind, here’s a guide to Irish work culture.
In general, the Irish like to think that their society is a meritocracy – those who cultivate their skills and put in a lot of hard work will rise to the top. Whether this is true or not is a matter of debate, but the belief pervades work life. Hierarchies are relaxed, people move on to first names swiftly, and socialising with colleagues is common. Bureaucracy and o
A cosmopolitan lifestyle, rich culture, plenty of public amenities and small-town warmth combine to make Dublin a fun and rewarding place to live. Here’s some of the things you might want to consider before making a move.
What’s the weather like?
Ireland’s climate could be described as mild, moist and changeable. It certainly rains a bit. Dublin gets about 730mm (28 inches) of rain a year – more than London or Paris, less than Copenhagen or Munich. In the height of summer, the sun doesn’t set until almost 10pm. Temperatures rarely drop below freezing and snow is uncommon except on high ground. The mercury tops out at about 20° Celsius in summer. Here are som