Dublin economy continues to strengthen amid housing challenges

May 2018

Dublin economy continues to strengthen amid housing challenges

Employment in Dublin continues to rise but house and rental prices remain a key issue

Dublin’s labour market ended on a high note in 2017 with a record 672,000 Dublin residents in employment. This marks an increase of just over 10,000 in the year since Q4 2016. Human Health & Social Work continues to be one of the key driver of employment in Dublin with 17.5% growth recorded in the year. Equally growth in Construction has been considerable with an additional 17.3% employed in the sector in the past 12 months.

Read more in our May 2019 issue of the Dublin Economic Monitor.

The special articles this quarter include one from Keelin Fagan, Head of Dublin, Failte Ireland who gives an update on Dublin’s Tourism Development and how they are working with the local authorities to diversify Dublin’s appeal. Frank Nevin, Director of Economic Development, South Dublin County Council discusses options to ‘transform the innovation landscape’ for South Dublin.

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