Proven figures that Ireland is becoming a tech, healthcare and recruitment hub – and Irish people are returning home for it

Recent figures from LinkedIn shows that Ireland is successfully luring talented professionals, especially software (up 36%), healthcare (up 20%) and recruitment professionals (up 14%).

More Irish people are defining themselves as entrepreneurs (up 80%) and sole traders (up 23.8%) while the number of small and medium size businesses is up nearly 12%.

“The really interesting insight gleaned from our data in this respect was that we saw new companies emerging in a range of diverse fields beyond the technology industry, such as professional services, architecture, and the entertainment sector.” – Sharon McCooey, senior director of International Operations and Site Leader at LinkedIn Ireland.

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Siobhan O’Shea is a freelance writer. She writes about pretty much everything but especially likes to bring readers’ attention to new tech, marketing, human behavior, and other oddities.