Roscommon is one of the ‘Most Suitable counties for Remote Work’

County Roscommon has been named in the top 5 ‘Most Suitable Counties for Remote Work’.

The Virgin Media commissioned report says: Roscommon’s appeal lies in its blend of affordability and quality of life, boasting an average rent of €905 and impressive broadband speeds averaging 140.19 Mbps, earning it a commendable broadband index score of 0.561″.

The top five counties in Ireland to work from home according to the report are as follows:

1. Kerry
2. Clare
3. Laois
4. Roscommon
5. Donegal

Over the last four years, the number of people working from home in Ireland has increased from 19.89% to 36.2%, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

With that in mind, Virgin Media commissioned research to rank the best counties in Ireland for working from home.

The analysis factored in essential elements such as rent prices, broadband speed, crime rates, air quality, sunlight hours, restaurant availability, and the number of primary schools. These factors play a crucial role in determining the ideal location for remote work living. Each data point in the index was individually scored, these scores were then used to calculate the overall index ranking.

Paul Higgins, VP Commercial at Virgin Media Ireland said: “The increase in numbers working from home gives people greater flexibility in their lives and a more favourable work-life balance. With Virgin Media’s full fibre broadband reaching more and more corners of Ireland, we’re thrilled to be playing our part in helping facilitate our customers work from home all around the country.”

In County Roscommon, the Spool Factory Co Working Hub facilitates and hosts a large number of remote workers with further information available here

You can read the full Virgin Media report here

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