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Dublin.ie 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Air passenger traffic is a vital barometer of the health of the Irish economy and is also a precursor to further economic growth, as it generates economic spin offs at a regional and national level. In the first six months of 2015, passenger numbers at...

In terms of economic development cities and city regions are king. Dublin is Ireland’s only city region of international scale. The Dublin economic region extends beyond the boundary of Dublin and well into the adjoining counties of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow. Its importance in the national...

In 1995, I was living in Barcelona, trying to decipher Catalan from Castellano, when my father called with news that surprised me. He said the economy was improving back in Dublin and that I should come home and take advantage of the boom that was...