Relocation of the
European Medicines Agency


Where the world comes to work

A seamless transition

Our proximity to London can play a large part in the sustainability of the EMA in its current format. Dublin and London are both in the same (GMT) time zone. Following the UK's departure from the EU, Ireland will be the only country within the network with English as its primary language.

Dublin offers excellent air connectivity with other EU capitals and the rest of the world. The Dublin-London air route is one the busiest international routes in the world, with up to 370 flights per week and a flight time of just over one hour, enabling existing staff of the EMA to commute should they wish.

This will allow the EMA to retain many key staff members, as well as maintaining as much of the agency’s operational procedures and culture as is possible.

Dublin offers state-of-the-art optical networks and world-class national and international connectivity, providing advanced and competitive telecommunications infrastructure. With numerous multinationals including SAP, Google and Microsoft setting up their European headquarters in Dublin, it is clear that the city can meet the ICT needs of the Agency.
Dublin, a progressive, cultured city

Dublin has been transformed by two decades of multiculturalism, from an international to an intercultural environment with a reputation for understanding and embracing the advantages of social diversity. In 2015, Ireland proudly became the first country in the world to introduce Equal Marriage for same-sex couples through a popular vote. Another 2015 landmark for equality in Ireland was the introduction of the Gender Recognition Bill, allowing transgender people over 18 to have their preferred and self-declared gender recognised by the state, without requiring testimony from a doctor.

The country has a proud heritage of traditional dance, music, theatre and literary excellence. With four Nobel laureates (Yeats, Beckett, Shaw and Heaney), universities of global distinction (TCD and UCD), countless theatre, arts and literary festivals and the internationally prestigious Dublin Literary Award, it is unsurprisingly one of 20 UNESCO Cities of Literature Worldwide.

Relevant links

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport offers excellent direct air connections to EU capitals and a vast European network comprising 145 routes.

Easy to get around

Dublin is a compact city that’s easy to get around on foot. Public transport options include bus, intercity and suburban rail and the LUAS light rail network.

Bespoke Office solutions

Dublin Airport Central

Dublin Airport Central is Ireland’s next generation business destination, offering the EMA a state of the art bespoke office headquarters with unrivalled international and national connectivity.

Dublin Docklands
Situated on the dynamic Dublin Docklands district, this new development offers the EMA a world class bespoke headquarters, with significant frontage onto the River Liffey.