Northern Ireland region

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has one of the youngest and best educated populations in Europe, and outside of London, it is the UK’s leading region for attracting inward investment. Major sectors of the economy include agri-food, health sciences, professional services and ICT. Northern Ireland houses the UK’s centre of excellence for cyber security, and was ranked as Europe’s leading location for new software development projects (2003-2017, Source FT fDi Markets).

Northern Ireland regional snapshot