ireland south east financial services cluster

Ireland South East Financial Services Cluster is an enterprise led cluster initiative funded by five local authorities in the region: Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.

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FDI Strategy: European Region of the Future

Source: fDi Magazine Awards

Most cost competitive region in Ireland

Source: ISEDO

#1 Productivity growth in Ireland 2010-2017

Source: CSO

Who are We?

Ireland South East is home to Ireland’s largest cohort of financial services outside of Dublin.

Ireland is the fourth largest exporter of financial services in the world, with partners across the globe. (ref UNCTAD 2022)

We aim to bond the traditional and emerging financial services and FinTech community to engage with peers, partner, bounce ideas, look for tips and hints, get and give mentorship. Our goal is to bridge our community internationally – capturing the growth potential for all.

“When we moved here we employed 20 people. This has since grown to 1,800 people worldwide – We build world-class financial technologies which make life easier for companies doing business internationally. A huge amount of our innovation is driven by very smart people in the South East of Ireland. Fortunately as we have grown – we have attracted a lot of our great people back home to the region. Everything is possible when you have great team of people focused on being the best.”

Terry Clune

CEO & Founder, CluneTech





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Professionals Working in Finance in the region

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People have 3rd level qualificaions in business, law, and social sciences

Ireland South East Financial Services Cluster is a close partnership between the rich ecosystem of Business, Government & Public Agencies and Academia.

The firms are of all sizes from start-ups to multinationals involved in banking, insurance, fund administration, investment and asset management, corporate treasury, international financial services, securitisation, cybersecurity, fintech, paytech and regtech.


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Liam varley

Vice President - Cyber security - State Street

Liam is an experienced Cyber Security Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and security industry. Skilled in Incident Response, People Management, Talent Development and Process improvement. Strong SOC and Talent Management experience with a MSc in Computing focused on Applied Cyber Security from Technological University Dublin. While also holding certs in GIAC SANs Incident handler (GCIH) & Cyber Security Leadership from the Professional development academy.

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