Doing Business in Skerries
With excellent transportation links to Dublin and the rest of Ireland, an idyllic seaside setting, and an array of annual cultural and sporting events, Skerries is ready for new business and investment. Skerries is connected to the world with the Dublin Airport, just a 20-minute drive south of the town centre. The airport connects the region to more than 150 destinations around the world. The town centre is also connected to Dublin’s city centre with direct and regular bus and regional train services. Skerries is also minutes from the M1 motorway, one of Ireland’s main transportation arteries that connects the capital with Belfast, the island’s second largest city. With a market of 1.2 million consumers in Dublin within a 40-minute drive, Skerries is an attractive base for any business.
Skerries is located in one of the fastest growing counties in Ireland in terms of economic and population growth. Over the last decade, Fingal County has been one of Ireland’s most successful economic stories, with the highest direct foreign investment levels of any county in the country. New industrial, science and technology parks are being constructed throughout the region. The County is also investing in an expanding transportation and infrastructure network, and is home to a well-educated workforce and a business-friendly environment. There are five universities, four institutes of technology and the National College of Ireland within an hour’s drive of Final. Fingal is already home to a number of international companies, including IBM, Hertz, eBay, Kelloggs, Astellas, and Bristol Myers Squibb.
Thanks to Ireland’s competitive tax rates and incentives, Skerries is a fiscally sound place to do business and invest. At only 12.5%, Ireland’s corporate tax rate is among the lowest rates in Europe.
Skerries is an excellent place to live and attract workers. The community hosts a diverse schedule of festivals and sporting events, from some of the best motorbike road races in Ireland and the last stage of The Rás cycling road race, to cultural festivals that celebrate Ireland’s vibrant music, song and dance traditions. The community also boasts some of the most exciting recreational opportunities in Ireland. Sea kayaking, ocean rowing, sailing, paragliding, kitesurfing, golfing and hiking are just some of the thrilling land- and sea-based activities found within steps of the town centre. From live entertainment to fine dining, the town centre has several hotels, bars and restaurants to choose from. The community also hosts many family-friendly events and attractions, including spacious sandy beaches, the heritage Skerries Mills and the beautiful Ardgillan Castle and Gardens. Skerries is coastal living at its best, making it not only an excellent place to invest and do business, but also a safe place to live, work and play.
Skerries Harbour by D70: