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Promoting financial-services jobs for Ireland

Posted February 3rd, 2017

This week I returned once again to London to promote Ireland as a location for financial-services companies eyeing up possible relocation post-Brexit.

Over recent months we’ve been visiting locations across the world to press the case for Ireland as the location of choice for international financial-services companies seeking access to the Single Market. That effort, and our showcasing of Ireland at the recent European Financial Forum in Dublin Castle, is all about bringing sustainable and high-value jobs to both Dublin and the rest of the country.

Central to this particular visit was promoting the case for Dublin as the next location for the European Banking Authority, which is currently based in London’s Canary Wharf.

You can watch an early morning interview with Bloomberg, here.

I told City AM that we are on track to meet the target in IFS2020 of an additional 10,000 financial-services jobs in the five years to the end of 2019 and explained how we have stepped up our ambitions in the wake of Brexit.

You can read the full piece, here.

Read the IFS2020 strategy and our Action Plan for 2017 here.