Have you thought about where to go on your next business-development trip? If you haven’t yet decided, why not consider Dublin as an option. The capital of Ireland is one of the largest and most prestigious capitals in Europe. Situated on the banks of the River Liffey, Dublin has a population of 553,165. The official language is English, and the city is today considered the main economic and industrial hub of Ireland.
Dublin is the European base for a number of technology companies, such as Twitter, Airbnb and Slack, and also the location of key offices of various companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Dell and several start-ups. On top of all this, Dublin, which has the lowest tax rates in western Europe, offers several advantages for technology companies as well as when it comes to licensing intellectual property (IP).
If you have a meeting in the city centre around the area of Silicon Docks – in Grand Canal Dock, the heart of the technology scene and home to some large companies – don’t miss the National Gallery of Ireland, which houses numerous illustrations, sculptures and artworks. Another suggestion for a cultural visit is Trinity College Dublin, which was founded by Queen Elizabeth in 1592. This establishment attracts admirers thanks to its interesting buildings and its history: it’s the oldest university in Ireland. Not far from there, you’ll find other points of interest such as Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, which is the largest church in Ireland, founded in the 12th century, as well as Dublin Castle, the British government’s old headquarters in the country, an indoor part of which is open to visitors today.
Dublin is a 3h05 flight from Faro Airport, with direct flights offered by Ryanair. Dublin has to be one of the best destinations in Europe: steeped in art, history and culture, this global and modern capital is home to a number of well-established companies and is a magnet for businesspeople just starting out. Dublin also has lots to offer for when you’re not on business. This vibrant metropolis with its friendly people wins over all those who get to know it. Book your trip now from Faro Airport – you won’t be disappointed!