- The county is very well connected with routeways, of both the local and national road system, as well access to public transport (bus, train and Luas) across the county.
- Easy access to the motorway and national road network (including the M50, M4, M7 and all major routes across the country)
- High quality public transport including Suburban Rail, Luas and Buses serving the county
- Luas corridor running through the heart of the County, connecting to the city centre. Providing good connectivity and opportunities for development.
- The National Rail Corridor, serving the west and south of the country, goes through the county, allowing potential access to the rest of Ireland.
- Easy access to city, ports and airport, via major network routes and constantly moving traffic
- Ease of parking in the county, with a supply of low cost and no cost parking options
- All of our business parks and facilities have access to high quality Broadband and telecommunications, across the county
- Citywest business campus also has the designation as the National Digital Park – providing strong connectivity to U.S.
- Unlike many counties in Ireland, our corporate parks and facilities can provide users with a high level of infrastructural services.
- Business organisations and the relevant agencies within the county co-operate and communicate regularly, with this interconnectivity benefitting businesses greatly by excellent local communications
Corporate Parks and Facilities
There are a large range of Business and Industrial Parks across the counties (39 industrial estates and 46 business parks), all created to facilitate the needs of any type of business – from small indigenous industries to large foreign corporations (up to 2,200 companies). In addition to this we have also seen the development of the Technology Crescent, across South Dublin (including Citywest Business Campus and Grange Castle Business Park). This area includes emergent bio-pharma and data centre clusters. Unlike many counties in Ireland, our corporate parks and facilities can provide users with a high level of infrastructural services.
Although much of the county has been developed to a high standard and is ready for business there are many opportunities for potential investors and developers, including both development opportunities and renewable energy in the county.
Population and Amenities
As well as being a connected place to do business, South Dublin County also has the amenities and population to make it an attractive place to live.
- South Dublin County is home to a young and well-educated population
- There is a wide selection and availability of housing stock in the county to suit all buyers.
- In addition, there are schools, libraries and other important amenities to support family life
- The county is well stocked with retail opportunities with 2 major shopping centres (Liffey Valley and The Square) as well as 4 smaller shopping centres.
- There is a wide range of towns and villages within the county, each with unique characters and offerings, providing a wide range of local functions and services.
- In addition, the county is well stocked with cultural venues, including arts venues, theatres, an Irish cultural centre, heritage sites and the Pearse Museum.
- The County town of Tallaght is at the foothills of the increasingly accessible walking routes in the Dublin Mountains. The Rivers Liffey and Dodder traverse the County. In addition to these natural landscapes there are also a wide range of parks, green spaces, canal walks and sporting amenities to enhance the quality of life in the county.
- In addition to these amenities, there is also a large regional teaching hospital (Tallaght University Hospital) in our County Town, encompassing 625 patient beds and employing almost 3000 people. It is associated with one of Ireland’s premier universities – Trinity College.
- To capitalise on this, there is a plan for the development of a medical quarter in Tallaght, to complement the location of the hospital.
The Technological University Dublin, is also located in County Town, attracting over 4600 students from all over the greater Dublin area
Strong record of South Dublin County Council co-operation
Governance and Business Support
- Since the county was established, business support agencies in the county have worked together and, as such, strong relationships now exist between the private and public sector. This is very beneficial to local businesses, both large and small.
SDCC owns, manages and markets, (through IDA), the only local Authority owned International Business Park in Ireland Grange Castle Park. The experience gained through this activity is utilised to benefit all business stakeholders in the County.
- Accessibility of local authority and local representatives for the county
- Wide range of Business Support Organisations based in the county, including the county Chamber, Local Enterprise Office, Sustainable Business Support Programme and the other various agencies involved in this area.
- Benefits of interconnectivity of agencies in county, benefitting business by excellent local communications
- Quick and easy access to decision makers (through both public and private sector)
- IE Network (for unemployed professionals) initiated and active in South Dublin County
- Sustainable Business Programme, supporting SMEs in South Dublin County, actively supporting businesses located and considering locating in the county
- Local Enterprise Office located in South Dublin County Council premises, supporting the work of SMEs and development of local businesses.