Careers in The North East

The North East offers an unrivalled profile of employers and employment opportunities, given its commanding position along the M1 corridor between the islands two capitals, Dublin and Belfast.

The M1 East Coast Corridor region connects Ireland’s two largest cities, Dublin and Belfast, with Ireland’s two largest towns, Dundalk and Drogheda at its centre. Traversing the border, the East Coast Corridor is rich in talent and has a track record for industry and modern infrastructure. Home to a flourishing business environment and vibrant lifestyle, the corridor is an attractive destination for prospective investment to Europe and the world.

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The M1 Corridor is a thriving hub of economic activity with established multinational and indigenous businesses across multiple industry sectors. The region has already established itself as a centre for global excellence with internationally recognised clusters in financial services, existing and emerging technologies, engineering, life sciences and food manufacturing.
The region offers unrivalled access to talent and infrastructure. There are 2.25 million people within 60 minutes of Dundalk/ Drogheda, over one-third of the population of the island.

WuXi Biologics plant, Dundalk
WuXi Biologics plant, Dundalk


Two key factors to the region’s success are its strong transport and telecoms infrastructures. These combine to make the north east the most accessible and adaptable region in the land, a statement backed up by the arrival of foreign direct investment by leaders such as WuXi Biologics into the region. 

The region also has a very strong community of indigenous businesses across all sectors, supported by a very proactive local enterprise office and enterprise Ireland team

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