Business Environment

While Limerick is a long established and proven location for international business, it is also Ireland’s most future focused city, committed to innovation and economic growth.  Located on the Gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, just 20 minutes from Shannon International Airport, Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city, attracting a pool of young, energetic and talented people, which makes it an increasingly competitive location for both domestic and foreign business.

Limerick City Riverfront

Commercial, office and residential properties are competitively priced in comparison to other European rival cities; our road and rail network reflects Limerick’s accessibility; within 2 hours of Ireland’s other urban centres and Limerick’s location offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a quality of life where city and country living co-exist harmoniously.

We have a track record in attracting and retaining leading global companies, which continue to expand their Limerick footprint, reflecting our globally competitive, talent-driven value proposition.

Limerick City Riverfront

Regional Capital

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 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 12,000 jobs have been created since 2013.

Limerick’s economic vibrancy is underpinned by progressive strategies being implemented by key stake holders committed to working in synergy for the benefit of the region.

These principle agencies include:  Limerick City and County Councils, Shannon International Airport Authority,  Shannon Foynes Port Company, University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership and Limerick Chamber.

Limerick City Drone Footage

Our People

Limerick’s metropolitan district boasts an urban population of 100,000 people - 45% of whom are younger than 35 years of age.

The combined population of Limerick city and its rural hinterland is 191,809 (*CENSUS 2011 figures). The larger county Limerick towns of Newcastle West, Kimallock and Abbeyfeale are key centres in the economic fabric of the region.

More than 17,700 people are working in over than 128 overseas companies based in the Mid West, which exemplifies the ‘can do’ attitude of the region’s workforce.

Dr Marie Walsh, Limerick Institute of Technology

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Limerick City and County Council,
Civic Buildings, Merchant's Quay, Limerick