- 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 18,200 new jobs created since 2013. New job announcements in Limerick continue to surpass 2,000 on an annual basis. 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 strong economic improvements in Limerick are best reflected in the continued decline in Live Register numbers in the city and county. Employment levels in the Mid-West Region have followed a strong upward trend over the past seven years. As of Q3 2019, 215,200 people were employed in the Region.
< 35 years
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.