Ireland by the numbers 10 Of the world’s top 10 tech companies located in Ireland 1,100 Bars in Dublin 100,000+ People working in the tech sector
Ireland by the numbers 57 Flights between Ireland and The Netherlands per week €140 Cost of my last flight (Cork/Amsterdam – Aer Lingus) 300+ Amazing startups
Once upon a time in Ireland… (circa 1995) * Thanks to Frontline Ventures/IDA
Then from 2000-2010 came ‘Ireland 2.0’ * Thanks to Frontline Ventures/IDA
And then more… * Thanks to Frontline Ventures/IDA
The Dutch – Irish Affair
We go way back. The Dutch first came to Ireland in the 17th Century when Lord Orrery brought over 40 families to the country in order to ‘civilize’ the Irish. Ever since, the Dutch diaspora have been making their presence felt…
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Today There are over 4,313 Dutch nationals living in Ireland (we need more). That’s more than a 39% increase in the community in just 10 years.
Interview with Eefje from Spouses Abroad How you landed in Ireland The story of your business My boyfriend and I were living in Copenhagen, Denmark before Moving abroad means seeing many new places, traveling a lot, we moved to Ireland as he was working there. He was given the hearing many different languages and meeting many different opportunity to work in Dublin so we decided to take that people and cultures in a very short period of time. As chance and come here. Copenhagen wasn’t a place where I accompanying spouses we know what the struggles are that managed to settle in. Thankful y Dublin has already ended up people come across when moving to a new country. being a great decision because the Irish are friendly, helpful, open and everyone speaks English, which makes it a lot easier Struggles such as; Where do I find a job? Where's the nearest to communicate. supermarket? Where can I find the best or nearest GP? And, how do I pay for things in a country which is as cash driven as Impressions of Ireland - how you adjusted Ireland is, where I can barely use my pin card? I arrived in Ireland on June 18th so I'm stil pretty new to the My personal experiences of living abroad in Copenhagen with country but my first impressions have been that of a hard little attention for me as a relocated spouse, and meeting many working society and one where they tend to have children at a other spouses in the same situation as Sylvia, helped us made young age. Dublin is a bit rawer than Copenhagen and the decision to set-up a company that helps others, like us, who Amsterdam which gives the city an edge. This encourages me to have been relocated international y. build something up for myself and real y try and make the best of my time here. Accompanying spouses shouldn't be the forgotten group. They often have a lot to offer in their new country of residence and we truly believe that they can have a great positive impact on their new environment and the city can benefit from them. And be clever, investing in an accompanying spouse means your employee wil stay forever.
Interview with Vivian Oosterkamp, Online Marketing Specialist What about those dark moments when you miss How was the switch from Amsterdam to Dublin? Bitterbal en or Stroopwafels? Adjusting was actual y pretty easy for me thanks to Dublin’s great mix of international people. You real y don’t feel like a Ha! Food wise, I have to say that Dublin has some great foreigner and I even made some real y good Irish friends! Being restaurants and food markets to offer. Even in my quite an outdoorsy person too, I loved the fact that Ireland has neighbourhood of Ranelagh in Dublin 4, there are some great so much nature to offer. Even close to downtown Dublin you Italian, Thai and Chinese restaurants and pubs with good bar can visit some great beaches like Howth, Sandymount or Bray. food. There are also lots of nice cafés for Sunday breakfasts. And then on weekends you can sometimes rent a car and go on road trips to the West Coast. Beautiful! Yum. Make mine an Eggs Benedict! So you’d recommend a move to Ireland? So any tips for us?
Getting talking to people! When I think of Irish people, I mostly Absolutely! Working in Dublin has been a great life experience think of the locals I chat to in pubs and of course the taxi drivers for me. I’ve met so many great friends, and learned so much on who have the strongest Irish accents! The Irish are very nice and a professional level from mentors and col eagues. I feel that welcoming people and are always eager to show you their people are not just there for the money but rather because they country. On the flipside, the weather is a smal downside but I believed in it and wanted to be part of this great success. It’s a guess us Dutchies are used to rainy weather! Ireland beats very stimulating environment to work in. everything though so it’s best to get some good rain gear and
just get out there on rainy, stormy days!! Sounds good. And when you shutdown that laptop, where can we find you on a Friday night? Hmm, Oceans Bar in the Tech Vil age or Slattery’s on Upper Grand Canal Street is a happening hotspot for Dutch tech-peeps.
So why do the Dutch move to Ireland?
Here’s what the Dutch are saying about Dublin Dublin is a great place to start your career and get some international experience. I already got my best friend from the Netherlands to marry an Irish girl. As a smal -business owner in Dublin I find it real y easy to get help and advice from fel ow business owners and enterprise Thijs van der Haak groups. There’s a wil ingness to help each other which is great! Marketing Manager, Global Tech Company It amazes me just how many world class IT com Astrid Fitzpatrick panie o s f h c a e v s e i
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Stats shows the Dutch move to Ireland for 3 reasons… 1 2 The Lifestyle The People
3 All that open space!
So how can you make the move to Ireland?
1 Find a job. There are lots of opportunities for Dutch speakers with these skills... Software Development Online advertising/Marketing Sales Finance Legals Customer/Technical Support Visit www.makeitinireland.com to see the leading companies