Limerick Facts & Figures

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Limerick - Top 10 City to Invest


European Cities of the Future

Limerick city topped the charts and was named one of the principal winners in the European Cities of the Future Awards 2018/19 by fDi Intelligence, a specialist division from The Financial Times Ltd.

Limerick is undergoing €1bn investment in new enterprise and property infrastructure


Investment in New Enterprise and Property Infrastructure

Limerick is investing over €1 billion in enterprise and investment infrastructure as part of the Limerick 2030 Vision: An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick.

Limerick's Economic Growth


Limerick is the main economic driver for the Midwest region, which has experienced a remarkable resurgence in recent years: unemployment has fallen to 5.2% and over 12,000 jobs have been created since 2013. Limerick has the highest disposable income per person in Ireland outside of Dublin.

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½ Million

People living within a 60 min drive

Limerick is the mid-west capital and Ireland’s third largest city with a natural hinterland of half a million people living within an hour’s drive of the city centre. A thriving region Limerick is the commercial, administrative and cultural capital of Ireland’s mid-west.

Limerick's commercial property prices are 30% - 50% less than rivals

Commercial Property Prices 30-50% 
more competitive than rival European cities

Commercial, office and residential properties are very competitively priced in Limerick in comparison to other European cities. Commercial property prices in Limerick are 30% more competitive than its rivals in Europe.

Limerick has 3 Third Level Institutions producing 6,000 graduates each year


Third Level Institutions in Limerick City

Limerick is home to 3  prestigious third level academic institutions, producing approximately 6,000 graduates per year in a variety of disciplines.



Working in over 100 overseas companies

Multinational companies employ over 14,000 staff in the Mid West of Ireland. It is home to 115 IDA client companies with particular emphasis on the ICT, Life Sciences, Engineering and Content, Consumer and Business Services sectors.

Shannon Airport


From Nearest International Airport

Limerick is located just 25 kilometres from Shannon International Airport, which has full US customs pre clearance. Shannon Airport offers daily services to the US, UK and mainland Europe enabling a direct access to the European market of close to 800 million people.

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