Ireland’s International Financial Services (IFS) sector has grown from a standing start in the 1980s to a very strong position today. There are now more than 400 companies employing almost 42,000 people directly in IFS, including more than 200 Irish-owned companies.
IFS Ireland is the banner brand for Ireland’s IFS industry. Launched at the European Financial Forum (EFF) in January 2016, the banner brand is a shared identity which all IFS stakeholders (government and industry bodies) use to promote Ireland on the international stage.
Approximately one-third of those employed in the IFS sector work outside the Greater Dublin area in regional locations like Kerry, Cork, Donegal, Kilkenny, Louth, Waterford and Wexford.
Continued promotion of jobs in both Dublin and the regions is a key part of the Government’s IFS strategy.
Financial Services in Ireland 2017