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This is Cork


Located on the south coast of Ireland

Ireland’s second city-region

To be the fastest growing region in Ireland over next 20 years

Only 2.5 hours from Dublin

Direct access to EU markets

50% of Cork population under 35 years of age


Strong track record of successful international investment and re-investment

FDI investors employ over 37,000 people in the region

Ideally situated between markets of Asia-Pacific and Americas

Numerous EMEA operations servicing multiple markets in the local language


University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology providing highly-skilled, industry-ready graduates

International students in Cork from over 100 countries

Excellence in R&D and innovation through third-level research institutes

4 other third-level institutes within 100km of Cork


9 flights daily to London

Regular daily flights to hub airports of Amsterdam, Paris and Manchester


USA-UK 100 Gbit/s fibre network via Cork

Planned new sub-sea cable connecting Cork to mainland Europe via France

New 10 MW co-location data centre development


Highly competitive rates

In excess of 1 million sq. ft. of office space coming on stream in Cork in the next 18 months

Gold and Platinum LEED offices

650 desks across 20 incubator and co-working spaces 


Strong multinational clusters in ICT, pharma, life-sciences, cyber security, energy, marine

Ireland’s second centre for financial services

Agri-food excellence and local, artisan food cluster

Life Sciences Cluster spans the pharmaceutical, bio-pharma & medical device sectors

Over 50 global technology companies in both manufacturing and services


Strong, pro-business environment

Collaborative, inter-agency partnerships

Collegiate can-do attitude

Thriving start-up community and entrepreneurial spirit

Cork voted 3rd friendliest city in the world


Compact city-living

Spectacular rural & coastal environment

Over 20 festivals a year

Food capital of Ireland

Ireland’s maritime haven