The Dublin regional enterprise strategy 2017-2019

The Dublin regional Enterprise Strategy, developed by the four local authorities of the Dublin region, provides a coherent and coordinated approach to promoting enterprise, employment and entrepreneurial activities in the Dublin region for the period 2017-2019. A review of existing and emerging policy was the framework...

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Labour market in the Dublin region

With employment levels of almost 620,000, the Dublin region accounts for just over 30% of the total employment in Ireland. Moreover, recent employment growth has been the strongest in Dublin, with participation and employment rates ahead of other regions. However, the recovery in the Dublin region is...

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Launch of €60 million VC fund

Last June saw a steep change in Ireland’s efforts to translate academic research into high-quality jobs. We are now joining a select group of countries that has a dedicated venture capital fund to translate innovative academic research into companies that compete in global markets. The new...

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Dublin’s post Brexit future

Assessing the impact of Brexit on the Irish economy in general and the Dublin economy in particular is fraught with difficulty. The likelihood is that the future relationship between the UK and the European Union will be unique and not necessarily derived from existing templates...

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Introducing aims to capture the colour, humour, spirit and energy that drives the Dublin region and is taking an important step in developing a unified voice in the overall promotion of the region. For the past two years Dublin City Council and the Dublin Chamber of...

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dublin housing

Serious imbalances in Dublin housing market

Reports of a dysfunctional housing market, with signs of a speculative land price bubble, appear valid. With the economic recovery well underway and Dublin accounting for over 50% of all jobs created together with continued population growth, there is considerable pent up housing demand in the...

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Scaling a Software Business in Dublin

Dublin has firmly established its reputation in the high growth Software as a Service (SaaS) industry, a software licencing and delivery model in which software is licenced on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. The Capital is recognised as the number one destination for global...

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dublin tourism

Future-Proofing Dublin’s Tourism Economy

Tourism is the lifeblood of every major city: it provides jobs and revenue, incentivises the preservation of cultural heritage, and allows the exchange of ideas and inspiration. By reframing Dublin as an experience brand, we are futureproofing Dublin’s tourism economy. The Grow Dublin Taskforce (GDT) was...

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Dublin’s Strategic Development Zones

Strategic Development Zones (SDZs) were established in planning legislation in 2000. They enable Government to designate certain parcels of land for a fast track planning process, where  the development of those lands is considered to be of strategic national importance. A key purpose of SDZs as...

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