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Where the world comes to work
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World class talent pool

Over half a million Irish residents speak a foreign language fluently, including approximately 185,000 Irish nationals who speak a foreign language at home.

With one of the youngest and most highly educated populations in Europe, Ireland has a resource that cannot be easily replicated elsewhere. 52% of 25 – 34 year olds have a third level qualification (OECD) — higher than any other EU country.

Our talent pool extends across a range of skills and disciplines, with particular strengths in the areas of life sciences and ICT. We continue to develop our talent base with exceptional education programmes and facilities, complemented by a host of world-class research programmes.

Our young workforce is capable, highly adaptable, educated and committed to achievement.
Our young workforce is capable, highly adaptable, educated and committed to achievement.

Ireland has the youngest population in Europe with one third of the population under 25 years old. Combined with one of the most highly educated work forces in the world, Ireland has a resource that cannot be easily replicated elsewhere. We continue to develop our talent base with exceptional education programmes and facilities, complemented by and integrated with world-class research programmes.

With a global visa programme and access to the European Union's 250+ million labour force, Dublin is where the world comes to work. Some 17% of Ireland’s population is international with that figure increasing to 20% in Dublin. In 2014 alone, over 59,000 Europeans moved to Ireland to live and work. Within Science Foundation Ireland-funded research groups, 62% of Postdoctoral Researchers, 50% of PhD Students and 30% of Award-holders hold citizenship outside Ireland.

With the youngest population in Europe and one of the most highly educated in the world, Ireland has a resource that cannot be easily replicated elsewhere. We continue to develop our talent base with exceptional education programmes and facilities, complemented by and integrated with world-class research programmes.

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With one of the youngest and most highly educated populations in Europe, Ireland has a resource that cannot be easily replicated elsewhere.