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This is Cork


50% of Cork population under 35 years of age

Ireland’s second city-region

Located on the south coast of Ireland

Direct access to EU markets

Ideally situated between USA and Asia-Pacific markets

Only 2.5 hours from Dublin


Multicultural workforce from over 100 different countries

Strong track record of successful international investment and re-investment

FDI investors employ over 43,000 people in the region


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

University College Cork (UCC) and Munster Technological University (MTU) provide highly-skilled, industry-ready graduates

Four other third level institutes within a 2 hour commuting distance


60% of people in Cork get to work in less than 30 mins

Regular daily flights to hub airports of London, Amsterdam, Paris & Manchester

Multiple destinations served daily from Cork International Airport

World’s second largest natural harbour

Numerous trains per day between Cork & Dublin


USA-UK 100 Gbit/s fibre network via Cork

lowest latency between the EU & US

Planned Celtic Interconnector (sub-sea cable) connecting Cork to mainland Europe via France

New 10 MW co-location data centre development


Cost of high quality office space 50% lower than Dublin

Highly competitive rates

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

Gold and Platinum LEED offices

Innovative co-working spaces


ICT, pharma, cyber security, energy, financial services, maritime, agri-food

Industry clusters supported by world-class research groups and centres of excellence

Ireland’s second centre for financial services

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

Over 50 global technology companies in both manufacturing and services

Multiple EMEA operations with services multiple markets in the local language


CORK voted the third friendliest city in the world
(2018, Condé Nast Traveler)

Strong pro-business environment

Collaborative, inter-agency partnerships

Thriving start-up community and entrepreneurial spirit

Ranked No.1 for Business Friendliness
(Small European citiesFDI Magazine 2018/19)


80% of tech workers relocating to the Cork region say their work-life balance has improved

Compact city-living

Spectacular rural and coastal environment

Festival city-region

Food capital of Ireland

Ireland’s maritime haven

Residential rental costs are 32% lower than Dublin

Cost of living is 23% lower in Cork than Dublin