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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Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today formally opened a new Center of Excellence in Cork, Ireland. The investment, supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, will focus on new product development in the cloud and endpoint cybersecurity technology space.
Data analytics and anonymisation firm Trūata today announced it plans to hire up to 75 personnel – mainly data analysts, data scientists and engineers – in 2018 for its newly opened headquarters in Dublin. The recruitment drive comes three months after the start-up was launched as a trust by its founding beneficiaries, Mastercard and IBM.
Amazon announced that it is creating more than 1,000 permanent new jobs in Ireland over the next two years. In addition to central Dublin, where Amazon opened a new 170,000 square foot building today, these highly skilled roles will be based in Amazon locations in North County Dublin, Blanchardstown, and Tallaght. Creating 1,000 new jobs doubles the growth target committed to by Amazon in 2016, when the company pledged to hire 500 people in two years – and did so nine months ahead of schedule.
Blockchain Ireland, a leading source of information on the Irish blockchain ecosystem, was launched today by the Irish Blockchain Expert Group (IBEG), led by IDA Ireland. The online platform will serve as the go-to source of information on the Irish blockchain ecosystem, assisting the promotion of Ireland as a blockchain centre of excellence.
IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government has today reported a very strong first half of 2018.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced the launch of its Dublin office with the intent to initially hire 40 professionals including engineering roles, and to potentially grow the team further over the coming years. This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, officially opened its new offices at Riverstone House, Henry Street, in Limerick city centre yesterday, Monday 11th of June. Originally announced in October of 2017, STATS aims to employ more than 150 full and part-time staff in Limerick by 2020, making it the largest sports technology business in Ireland.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys T.D., and eBECS, a DXC Technology Company and award-winning Microsoft Gold Partner today announced it will invest in the creation of 100 new tech jobs, in Ireland.
Eventbrite, the world's leading ticketing and event technology platform, has officially opened its new 11,500 square feet office in an historical bank building at South Mall 97 in Cork today. The opening ceremony was attended by local and national dignitaries including Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Lord Mayor of Cork Tony Fitzgerald, and the IDA’s Executive Director Mary Buckley. Previous tenants of the classical setpiece with clear view of Cork City Hall include the Provincial Bank of Ireland and The Irish Examiner.
IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement that Arch Capital Group Ltd. [NASDAQ: ACGL] (Arch) plans to apply to the Central Bank to expand the group’s underwriting operations in Ireland to ensure continuity of its operations across the European Union (EU) once the United Kingdom leaves the EU, subject to Central Bank approval.
DMS Governance, an international GRC firm, is to create 50 new roles in Cashel Co. Tipperary. Between its Dublin expansion and the creation of new roles in Cashel, this will bring DMS’ commitment to jobs Ireland to 150.
International Retail Solutions company E3 Retail announced today it is to establish a Software Development and Sales Centre in Sligo to support the development and localisation of its retail solutions platform and architecture based on a cloud utility (“pay as you go”) model.
Entry into EMEA Market Demonstrates Growing Demand for Segment’s Customer Data Infrastructure; Company to Establish 100 Jobs in the Next 3 Years
Croke Park Dublin today saw a gathering of leaders from industry and business across the Globe attend an event which highlights Ireland’s business leadership and operational effectiveness.
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.
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