Gateway to Europe

As the gateway to Europe, Ireland has rightly earned a reputation for learning and creativity over the centuries.

Our English-speaking, friendly and well-educated population has attracted global companies in ICT, Social Media, Pharmaceuticals and Finance, including companies such as Google, Facebook, Intel, Apple and Microsoft,  who collaborate with us and employ our graduates. 

Why Study in Ireland?

For many years Ireland has been associated with high-quality education built on a solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Today we have one of the best education systems in the world and an internationally-renowned reputation for academic quality.

Ireland is the European hub to over 1,000 leading multinational companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success.

Key Facts

Only English-speaking country in Eurozone

In 2010, the Lonely Planet named Ireland the friendliest country in the world!

The Irish education system is ranked in top ten countries in the world (IMD World Competitiveness Report 2016)

The small but highly globalised Irish economy entered its 5th year of economic expansion in 2016

According to the annual Country RepTrak study, Ireland is ranked in the top 10 of a list of states with the best reputation, with our business environment cited as a major driver.

For more information visit the Education In Ireland website.

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To learn more about business in Ireland view IDA facts about Ireland

Dublin at a Glance

Dublin offers a unique, vibrant cityscape where multinational professional culture blends with the traditional warmth and hospitality for which Ireland is famous.  An eclectic mix of the ancient and contemporary, Dublin offers many castles and cathedrals to visit, as well as culinary hotspots and beautiful parks. Renowned for social and cultural experiences, Dublin is without a doubt one of the most energised capital cities in Europe

The city has been at the very heart of Ireland’s economic growth in recent years. Attributed to a number of factors, including a strong inflow of foreign direct investment, the availability of a highly skilled workforce and a favorable business environment, Dublin has certainly made its mark as a progressive city.

Visit UCD International and Visit Dublin for more information.

Lonely Planet named Dublin one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit (2016)

Official UNESCO City of Literature

Home to 10 of the top 10 global ICT companies and 9 of the top 10 global software companies

Fortune named Dublin in top 7 new cities worldwide for start-ups

Famous for music, literature and theatre

Phoenix Park, one of the largest green recreational spaces within any European capital city

Airline hub for easy access to Europe and the rest of the world

EU headquarters for Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many other international MNCs

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