Serious investment and the presence of an impressive roster of influential companies means that the Irish capital is a rising hub for FinTech. In fact, it is one of only four cities that has received Accelerator’s support, alongside New York, London and Hong Kong.

Dublin is fast becoming one of the best FinTech hubs for start-ups, corporate R&D centres and US firms that are establishing European hubs here. 40,000 people are already employed in Dublin’s competitive FinTech market and this figure is expected to rise by 5,000 in the next few years, boosted by an official FinTech strategy from the Irish government, aimed at ensuring there’s ongoing support and investment in this key market.

Ireland’s growing economy makes it an exciting place to be, and 300 international companies – including Facebook, Google and Alphabet - have already established their European headquarters around the country.


The port past

Dublin is the country’s largest port
90% of Ireland's GDP comes from exports - 42% of this leaves through Dublin Port
Dublin has had a port since medieval times and in 1707, the Dublin Port Company was established

The tech future

Ireland is home to 30,000 financial and 100,000+ technology workers, making it a deep pool of FinTech talent
Citigroup, Mastercard and State Street all have research and development bases in Ireland
In 2014, three FinTech Accelerators were established in Ireland – the National Digital Research Centre, Mastercard and Accenture Innovation Labs
“Ireland is uniquely positioned to become a leading global centre for FinTech investment - where global multinationals can develop and implement their innovation strategies, while Irish-owned start-ups continue to scale up and succeed in global markets”. Denis Curran, international financial services division at IDA

While Dublin might not spring to mind as a FinTech hub, it already rivals the big guns with our Silicon Docks home to Facebook, Google, Twitter, Etsy, Hubspot, Yelp, Dropbox and LinkedIn. Some 7,000 tech professionals work in this area, and it’s growing all the time. Dublin is also home to a number of innovation, research and development labs – it really is at the cutting edge of the sector.”

Tim Dunne Head of Recruitment, Dublin - GCS Recruitment Specialists

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