Our Region

South-West at a Glance

  • The South-West is home to Ireland’s second city region with over half a million people & is set to be the fastest growing city region in the country over the next 20 years
  • 160+ FDI companies have chosen the South-West for their operations
  • Three leading 3rd level institutes - UCC,  CIT, & IT Tralee 
  • 50% population under 35
  • 2 International airports [Cork  & Kerry] with 50 destinations served from Cork Airport
  • Office rental in Cork is less than half the cost of other EU City region
  • Cork ranked as No. 1 European small city for business friendliness by the Financial Times & one of the overall top 25 European Cities of the Future for 2018/2019

 Established, thriving industry clusters in:

  • Manufacturing/engineering;
  • Life sciences
  • ICT;
  • Financial services;
  • Food; &

Emerging clusters in:

  • Maritime
  • Energy