The value proposition of talent, track record, technology infrastructure and 12.5% corporate tax rate Ireland offers global corporations continues to resonate strongly with investors. This has empowered Ireland to keep ahead of the curve, cementing its excellent FDI reputation.
Five of the top 10 companies on Forbes’ list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies have Irish operations. This underlines Ireland’s success in attracting cutting-edge FDI investment across a range of sectors. Learn how these sectors have evolved in Ireland and their ambitions for the future.
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Ireland has undertaken a significant programme of investment in communications and technology infrastructure, third-level institution linkages, property developments and transportation networks to drive the growth of industry hot spots throughout Ireland. Existing clusters in Medical Technology, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Internet, amongst others, are already thriving as a result.
Increasing numbers of High Growth companies are locating in Ireland to scale up and internationalise their operations. The exciting commercial and creative mix on offer, together with a business-friendly environment and speed to market are key motivating factors.
The likes of IBM, PayPal and Ericsson have been based in Ireland for many years, and are among the many companies who have continued to invest in Ireland. This highlights how Ireland not only attracts multinationals, but helps them continue to expand their operations and move up the value chain. Find out more about some of the key high-value activities in Ireland.
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A team of neuroscientists has managed to find a way to transfer memories from one individual to another via injection, but only in snails so far.
The Irish Centre for High-End Computing has confirmed it is to put its multimillion-euro supercomputer at TSSG in Waterford to be managed and operated by the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) and will be available to all Irish-based researchers.
Ciara Duignan is using a data-driven approach to understand GAA player health and performance over the course of long seasons. She spoke to Dr Claire O’Connell.
455 meetings scheduled between Irish exporters and Multinationals during two-day Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland “Global Sourcing” initiative
Leetha Industries, manufacturers of packaging material for the medical, foodservice and disposable packaging sectors today announced it is to establish a manufacturing and supply operation called Red Seal Cups Limited in Longford. The new facility will create 100 + jobs over three years.
Standex Ireland Ltd celebrated the 40th anniversary of the opening of its operation in Mountmellick Co Laois by holding a special anniversary dinner to acknowledge the valued contribution made by employees over that period.
Sojern, travel’s direct demand engine, today announced the continued expansion of its European headquarters in Dublin for its RevDirectTM offering, with plans to more than double in size by 2020 to grow to a team of 56 through the creation of an additional 36 new jobs for the local market.
Avery Dennison Corporation, (NYSE:AVY), a global materials science and manufacturing company, today announced plans to expand its medical product manufacturing operations in Longford, Ireland, increasing the Finesse Medical Ltd., facility’s end-to-end medical device manufacturing capacity and capabilities for its customers.
Aptiv, a leading provider of software and system solutions for the mobility space, announced today the relocation of its global headquarters to Dublin from the United Kingdom.
Darta Saving Life Assurance/Allianz Global Life, both part of the global Allianz Group, have announced they will contribute to €75 million to the Irish economy by its Irish operations over the next two years. This will see an increase in their combined work force by a quarter and an expansion into new offices in Dublin, serving more European Countries.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister of Ireland today announced that WuXi Biologics, a Hong Kong-listed (2269.HK) global open-access biologics technology platform company, is to invest €325 million and create 400 new jobs over five years in a new biologics drug substance manufacturing facility on the Industrial Development Authority’s (IDA) greenfield site in Mullagharlin in Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Smart Dublin has revealed that €900,000 in funding, spanning five critical projects, is available for entrepreneurs and organisations, including tech firms and universities.
DCU has announced the winners of its President’s Awards for Innovation, including an app that lets people donate to homelessness charities by making everyday purchases.
In the face of tough competition from her peers, Dublin-based Sharon Omiwole has been named as the national winner of FameLab Ireland ahead of the international finals.
Off the west coast of Ireland, a fleet of state-of-the-art tsunami detectors are to be installed, led by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
Irish software research group Lero has achieved international success having been named an award winner by the IEEE Computer Society.
In our efforts to better understand how HIV escapes the effects of the immune system, scientists have discovered a new mechanism that could hold the answer.
Enterprise Ireland has revealed that the €1m Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs is open for applications. Last year, around 46pc of all companies that received CSF investment were women-led.
Lottie Dolls CEO and 11-year-old European Digital Girl of the Year are both among the latest speakers announced for Inspirefest this year.
Comtrade Digital Services, the leading provider of software engineering services and solutions, today announces that it has opened its new global headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin.
New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses, today announced the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin. The company opened its first European headquarters in Dublin in 2014 and has since grown its team to about 100 employees. Its new space at 31-36 Golden Lane is expected to provide the local Ireland team the space to grow up to 300 team members as well as provide state of the art facilities for hosting customers, meetups, and connecting with the local community.
IDA Ireland today congratulated leading pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) on the launch of its new contained packaging facility for the primary and secondary packaging of highly potent products at its newly acquired site in Drogheda, Co. Louth. The new facility will lead to the creation of more than 70 new jobs over the next five years while 50 new jobs will be created at its facility in Stamullen, Co. Meath. PCI has added c.30 positions at the Drogheda facility since its acquisition of Millmount Healthcare last year.
CORK, Ireland – April 16, 2018 – Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced plans to add 50 new jobs in Cork, Ireland as part of its continued investment and expansion in Europe. The company plans to hire qualified professionals for customer support, IT and sales positions.
Dublin, 12th April 2018 – Mastercard has announced it will expand its presence in Ireland, hiring 175 new employees in Dublin focused on driving innovation and creating the future of payments around the world.
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