The International Financial Services Centre is at North Wall, Dublin, Ireland. Located between Major Street Lower, Sheriff Street Lower and Guild Street, the complex houses over 500 companies and employs over 35,000 people. It is easily reached via all major public transport systems and is close to the fascinating attractions and architecture on the banks of the River Liffey.
The centre houses law firms, financial institutions, accountancy and tax advisors. The National College of Ireland and Ireland’s Allied Irish Bank are both situated within the IFSC. Many of the world’s top 50 financial institutions including Citibank, Commerzbank and international trading companies also made the buildings their home. The IFSC and Docklands area offers visitors and professionals a vast array of bars and restaurants. International eateries range from chic Italian restaurants to European and Asian fine dining. Visitors will find a vibrant café culture and several sandwich bars for those seeking lunch on the go. A short stroll from the centre lies the picturesque River Liffey. Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship offers tours below and above deck on the 19th century emigrant ship. Alternatively, visitors can take a walk across contemporary Sean O’Casey Bridge to the Irish Seaman’s National Memorial. Those interested in partaking in a game of golf will enjoy a round at Clontarf Golf Club. Alternatively, fans of Gaelic sports should head for nearby Croke Park, Ireland’s largest stadium, a haven for rugby, football, and concerts.
The International Financial Services Centre is easily reached on foot from central Dublin. Visitors can also reach IFSC via the Luas Light Railway or tram service. The Luas Red Line runs to IFSC Custom House Quays and Georges Dock Stations. There are bus routes which pass by the perimeter of the financial centre. If travelling from outside the city, frequent DART train services operate to nearby Docklands, Tara Street or Connolly Stations. Fitness fanatics can arrive on two wheels. Dublin Bike Share stands in front of the International Financial Services Centre on the banks of the River Liffey. If preferred, or arriving directly from Dublin Airport, visitors can travel by taxi or Uber. Underground parking is available on site for visitors with their own vehicles.
Dublin’s IFSC was set up in correlation with the EU, by the Irish Government in 1987. The centre is globally recognised as a leading location for financial and trading services. With a prime location near Dublin’s waterfront, the centre operates a sophisticated sharing network and state of the art internal communications system. The IFSC accounts for 10% of multinational employment in Ireland and contributes over each year to the Irish exchequer.