- Why Limerick?One of Ireland's Fastest Growing Cities
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.
3rd Largest City
Limerick is one of Ireland’s fastest growing cities with it's population to increase by 50-60% to over 141,000 by 2040.
Limerick has experienced a remarkable resurgence in recent years with over 12,000 new jobs created since 2013. Limerick’s economic renaissance is guided by its own visionary economic and spatial plan Limerick 2030, and further supported by key agencies such as IDA and Enterprise Ireland.
The unemployment rate in Mid-West was recorded at 5.2% in July 2018 (CSO) and is now significantly lower than the European average unemployment rate of 8.4% (Eurostat). There are over 162,000 people in employment in the Mid-West.
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Limerick’s young workforce is young, skilled, educated and committed to achievement.
Three prestigious third level academic institutions ensure that Limerick's workforce has the skills to support the business growth taking place.
Home to over 150 nationalities, Limerick offers a culturally diverse talent pool.