Updated 6/5/2023

Dublin, the Capital of Ireland, is an international, innovative city with a wide range of businesses, from global companies to tech businesses and start-ups, calling the city their home. Dublin has plenty to offer locals and visitors alike, with its historic buildings, parks, hospitality, and retail, all easily accessible within the compact city centre.

What are the key areas in Dublin?

  • The Central Business District
  • Dublin 2
  • Dublin 4
  • The Docklands

Five reasons to rent an office in Dublin

  1. Dublin is the second youngest capital in Europe with 40% of its population under 30
  2. An educated workforce with 62% of people aged 24-64 living in Dublin have a third level qualification
  3. Dublin is home to the European HQ for numerous large tech companies including Meta, Twitter, and Google
  4. The Irish tax system favours businesses and offers one of the best corporate tax rates in Europe, at 12.5%
  5. Ireland is one of only two countries in the EU with English as its primary language

What does the city have to offer? 

The city attracts a wide range companies and sizes, such as professional services, legal, financial services, technology, and aviation. Examples of businesses with key offices in Dublin are – SMBC Aviation Capital, JP Morgan, and Dropbox.

The Central Business District (CBD)

Most businesses are situated in the CBD, which is largely regarded as being concentrated in Dublin 2 and Dublin 4.

Dublin 2

What are the benefits of working in Dublin 2?

In this area, there is a combination of modern office blocks and Georgian buildings with plenty of character and history. An abundance of amenities are located within the CBD, including Grafton Street, Trinity College and Dublin Castle. Companies with offices in the CBD include KPMG, EY, and ServiceNow. Popular flexible office buildings in the area include The Greenway, Iconic Offices, 25 Stephen’s Green, Pembroke Hall and Making it Work Magennis Place, IPUT.

What are the nearest transport links in Dublin 2?

Dublin 2 benefits from excellent public transport links including plenty of Dublin bus routes, the green line Luas and access to Pearse Street and Tara Street train stations, along with numerous Dublin bike stations.

Things to do in Dublin 2

Dublin 2 houses some of the most famous tourist attractions including Trinity College, Temple Bar, and various museums for any visiting friends or colleagues. After work socialising can be enjoyed in one of the many bars on Dawson Street or South William Street and there are plenty of lunch options in the area.

St. Stephen’s Green is an oasis of calm, ideal for lunchtime walks and an ideal spot to relax in the rare Irish sunshine.

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Dublin 4

What are the benefits of working in Dublin 4?

Located just outside of the core CBD is the leafy suburb of Dublin 4, home to embassies, ambassadorial residences, and luxury homes. Companies calling this part of Dublin home include Aon, Novartis, and Amazon. Popular flexible office buildings in the area are from international operators IWG and WeWork.

Samuel Beckett Bridge- Dublin 4

What are the nearest transport links in Dublin 4?

Transport links in the area include Lansdowne Station and various Dublin bus routes.

Things to do in Dublin 4

The RDS hosts regular concerts, exhibitions and the famous Dublin Horse Show, close by rugby fans can get their fix of matches in the Aviva Stadium. Well known eateries in the area include Roly’s Bistro, and The Bridge 1859, co-owned by Irish rugby stars, Rob Kearney, Dave Kearney, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien.

Lunch time strolls can be enjoyed in Herbert Park which has football pitches, tennis, boules and croquet courts, a duck pond and a playground.

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The Docklands

What are the benefits of working in The Silicon Docks?

Tech firms favour the affectionately named ‘Silicon Docklands’, a reference to Silicon Valley, which offers modern, open plan large floor plates with plenty of amenities in the area and the city centre a short walk away.

The Docklands stretch both north and south of the river Liffey from the IFSC, city centre east, and city centre south across to Grand Canal Dock. Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Meta all have their European headquarters in the Silicon Docks making it an extremely desirable and well-known location for not just tech companies, and start-ups, but also corporate businesses. This area has attracted several global companies from a range of industries, including Accenture, Matheson, and Airbnb. A number of flexible office providers operate in this area including Spaces, IWG, Bottleworks and Glandore.

Grand Canal Dock- The Docklands

What are the nearest transport links in The Silicon Docks?

The docklands are located a short walk from the city centre, Grand Canal Station offers intercity and DART connections and Dublin bikes are available in the area. Dublin bus routes stop along the quays and also on Pearse Street.

Things to do in The Silicon Docks

For theatre lovers, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre offers an array of shows including musicals and live entertainment. Popular restaurants in the area include Herbstreet, Charlotte Quay and Nutbutter, after work drinks can be enjoyed on the rooftop of The Marker Hotel.

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