The financial services sector in Ireland is a powerhouse for growth, underpinning and enabling all sectors of our economy.

Ireland's financial services sector is a cornerstone of the economy, driving growth and innovation. There are now more than 8,800 financial services companies operating throughout Ireland employing over 103,500 people. In addition, many of the 20,000 employees of the professional services firms in Ireland with an accountancy heritage, support the broader financial services sector. It contributes over €6.8 billion annually in tax revenue. 

Financial Services in Ireland - Global Reach, Local Roots campaign is a call to action for everyone involved - policymakers, industry leaders, and educators. By working together and with the right measures in place, we can shape a thriving future for both the financial sector and the entire nation. As well as showcasing our key policy priorities at national and EU level, it goes beyond the numbers to highlight the talented people who drive the sector's success. 

Click below to download our national policy priorities report - Financial Services in Ireland Global Reach, Local Roots which outlines a range of policy measures at national level under FSI's five strategic pillars;

  • Cultivating a business-friendly environment
  • Championing sustainable finance
  • Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Investing in talent development
  • Embracing digitalisation

For our EU level policy priorities, please click below to download Financial Services Irelands EU level priorities. 

Network & Learn / Industry-led initiatives

IFS Skillnet supports the sector in maintaining Ireland’s position as a top international financial services centre, through ongoing investment in the development of the skills and expertise of this workforce. The network can benefit your business with improved training performance at higher quality and lower cost, up to 30% off training and 80% off course development. IFS Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies.

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Launched in April 2022, Ireland’s Women in Finance Charter means that for the first time ever, financial services companies, supported by the Government, have come together to ensure increased participation of women at all levels of their businesses.

For more information on how to become a Charter signatory please click here


IFS Apprenticeships is a two year, nationally accredited work-based programme that gives employers the opportunities to gain access to a new national talent pool and to upskill and reskill existing employees to improve retention and diversity in your organisation.

For more information please click here