What was once a symbol of industrial decline, Dublin’s docklands has become the single most potent symbol of Ireland’s economic recovery. Edited by Pamela Newenham, Silicon Docks: The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech Hub chronicles the rapid development of Dublin’s docklands, from an area of industrial wasteland to what is now one of the most dynamic technology and business hubs in Europe.
Over the past fifteen years, many of the world’s biggest technology firms have opened offices in Dublin. But just how did the Irish government convince the likes of Google, Twitter and LinkedIn to set up bases in Dublin?
In Silicon Docks, a team of Irish journalists tell the inside story of how Dublin’s decaying docklands were transformed into a hub for tech companies wanting to expand into Europe, and how attracting such firms helped kick-start Ireland’s very own entrepreneurial boom.