A guide to office space in Dublin

Dublin is the economic center of Ireland and has been ranked among the top 30 cities in the world by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. It's a hub for education, business and industry, and has become an important location for finance in Ireland, with the Irish Stock Exchange residing in the city. In the last 20 years, Dublin has attracted a large number of global pharmaceutical, information and technology companies. Major brands such Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft all have headquarters or operational bases in the city.

The location

Dublin is divided into Northside and Southside. These are then divided into postal districts Dublin 1-24. Northern Dublin is a popular choice for businesses in finance, as it's home to the International Financial Services Centre. The Dublin Docklands has attracted a number of trendy technology companies, with surrounding districts servicing a variety of other industries.

Neighbouring areas - price comparisons, per person per month

The prices given below are the minimum to maximum average cost for executive suites, per person per month, derived from our Sales Team's knowledge.
Area Indicative price range
Dublin €400 – 700
Sandyford €300 – 400
Blackrock €300 – 400
Ballymount €300 – 400

Docklands, Dublin, Ireland

Looking for an office in Dublin

Dublin is a competitive market with limited space. If you're looking to expand your business into Dublin, make sure you speak to an expert. Top priorities for businesses looking to move into Dublin are the rental rates, transport links and the location.


The cost of workspace in Dublin varies considerably, depending on office size and function, as well as location.

Office sizes

In our experience, people rarely ask for co-working space in Dublin, preferring private offices instead.

Instant offer a great variety of office sizes, and are able to accommodate most inquiries, from one person through to 100 or more, depending on the specifics. Providers can be flexible with the layout of the workspace, and are usually happy to fit a particular requirement.

Why choose Dublin?

Dublin is quickly becoming a technology and communications hub. In recent times, top industry news sources have speculated that the city is on its way to overtake London as Europe’s center for technology, with major industry players setting up premises in the city. Housing the International Financial Services center, it's also an ideal choice for businesses in the financial industry.

Dublin is internationally recognized, ranking as the fourth richest city in the world by purchasing power, with influence in a number of industries and, if you’re a beer fan, it's home to Ireland’s famous Guinness.

Five things you probably didn’t know about Dublin: 

  • Dublin or “Dubh Linn” is an Old Irish Gaelic phrase that translates to “Black Pool”
  • 10 million pints of Guinness are produced in Dublin every single day
  • While Dublin is relatively small, it is home to Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe 
  • You can cycle from one side of the city to the other in just half an hour
  • The headquarters of the national broadcaster, RTE, was originally built for use as an abattoir
Luas Tram, Dublin, Ireland

A closer look at Dublin

These are the most popular areas in which to rent office space:

Dublin Docklands

The Dublin Docklands has been restored to act as an extension of the modern business hub of Dublin's International Financial Services Center. Over the years, the area has attracted hundreds of enterprises and companies.

Continuing developments in the area have transformed Docklands into a uniquely modern district which is attracting a number of organizations in the finance, legal and digital sectors. The presence of influential national and international corporations has helped Docklands become a thriving district — so much so that it has commissioned its own business association to represent the voice of companies in the area and help them network with each other.

Dublin Central

Dublin Central is known as one of the city’s most diverse areas. It contains the main financial and shopping districts and is a popular choice for companies in both industries. The community consists of mostly working-class areas with the more suburban middle class areas on the northern fringes of the district. Dublin 2 and 4 are leading office districts for anyone looking for a Central Dublin address.

West Dublin

West Dublin encompasses the areas of Mulhuddart, Corduff, Blanchardstown, Castleknock, Carpenterstown, Barberstown, Clonsilla, and Ongar. This area is a popular choice for companies who have offices based in other cities such as Galway, Limerick and Cork. It is an easier commute as they don’t have to travel to central Dublin. Dublin 18, 22 and 24 are the most popular postal districts in the area for office space.

North Dublin

North Dublin is ideal for companies who want to be close to the airport as it has excellent links. Dublin 9 is one of the most popular districts in the area for workspace. Dublin 1 is home to the International Financial Services Center, which is globally recognized as a leading location for a range of international financial services, making it popular for businesses in the industry. Many international firms such as Citibank and Commerzbank have already established headquarters in the area.

Want to find out more?

If you’re looking to move into the area, or simply require more information, contact Instant Offices’ specialist local consultants.

Email our team or call us and we'll be delighted to help you.

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