Education is a key area for future development and growth, particularly in the provision of technology facilities and services and also academic and language teaching to international students.
Tuesday 29th Jan 2013
Education sector in Ireland
Education is a key area for future development and growth, particularly in the provision of
technology facilities and services and also academic and language teaching to international
There are seven universities in Ireland and fourteen institutes of technology. These provide third
level education across all aspects of the economy including arts, sciences, medical, engineering
and legal professions at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
There are also a number of private colleges and training & development bodies in Ireland
responsible for awarding qualifications and pursuing employment initiatives.
In July 2012 the government announced an additional €2.25 billion for domestic infrastructure
projects. In education this includes various procurement projects in 2013. Construction of the
PPP element of Dublin Institute of Technology’s Grangegorman Educational Facility will begin
in late 2015 or early 2016.
€280 million of investment in the education sector will cover the school building programme
until 2018. This includes 275 new or replacement schools, most of these at post-primary level,
and will be located across the country. Other aspects of this investment include technology
Another area of opportunity is in the provision of academic and language teaching to services
Getting into the market
British companies wishing to enter and / or develop their business in the Irish market are advised
to undertake as much market research and planning as possible. There are few barriers to entry
with the same language, similar legal and regulatory structures as well as numerous cultural and
UKTI’s team in Ireland, with its wide local knowledge and sector experience, can provide a
range of services to British-based companies wishing to grow their business in the Irish market.
This includes, but is not limited to:
ξ Provision of market information;
ξ Validated lists of agents / distributors / other contacts as required;
ξ Key market players or potential customers in the Irish market;
ξ Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you;
ξ Arranging appointments; and
ξ Organising seminars or other events for you to meet contacts and promote your company
in the Irish market.
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke
market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market
Introduction Service (OMIS).
To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists
in country - or contact your local international trade team.
Andrew Evans, British Embassy, 29 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 205 3753 Email: Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org.