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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It appears as if Meath is in the midst of a golden age of archaeological discovery after the unearthing of a 5,500-year-old megalithic passage tomb at Dowth Hall.
Though missing out on the elusive win, the ‘scrappy Irish team’ of Éirloop was rewarded for its efforts with an innovation prize.
Loci Orthopaedics has raised €2.75m in funding for a new clinically proven solution to address the increasing unmet need for thumb base joint arthritis.
A team of engineering students that built the most efficient vehicle possible, the Geec, has come first in a competition for technical innovation.
Ireland’s first dedicated technological university was formally announced last month at Grangegorman in Dublin by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD.
A breakthrough Irish study suggests that a popular method for deciding the colour of ancient dinosaurs might be totally wide of the mark.
CORK, IRELAND and SANTA CLARA, CA – July 30, 2018 DataStax, powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, announced today the opening of a new office in Cork, Ireland and expects to create 30 jobs over the next 3 years with 10 of the roles being filled immediately in Finance and IT.
IDA Ireland welcomes today’s statement from Abbott in Donegal that it is to expand its existing manufacturing facility which will result in the creation of c.500 new jobs over the next number of years.
The newest drugs emerging in the market for gene and cell therapy as well as disposables have become the focus area for U.S. bioprocessing firms, many of whom have been moving some production overseas -- particularly to Europe. But while single-use products have advantages in production costs and turnaround time, there are also some challenges for American biopharma companies in choosing their optimal overseas location.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced the official opening of its new Waterford, Ireland facility, a global centre of excellence for West’s advanced manufacturing network, and the launch of a new product line—Westar® Select. Customers and senior-level Irish government officials joined West at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the facility’s opening and to recognise West’s ongoing commitment to improving patient lives through their products and services.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today announced that it intends to open a new office in Dublin, Ireland, to continue providing an authorised regulatory reporting service for clients in the EU27 and the UK as the UK advances towards a departure from the European Union (EU) in March 2019. DTCC offers a Global Trade Repository (GTR) service for over-the-counter and exchange traded derivatives reporting – the largest trade repository in the world.
Dublin – 16th July 2018, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD today announced that, Cerner, a supplier of health and care technology and services, plans to significantly grow its Dublin hub for research and development. Working with the support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, Cerner will create 50 new roles focussed on R&D and the improvement of data intelligence and population health management for its European clients.
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BD, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the creation of 85 new jobs for the Limerick region. The €21 million investment in BD’s new centre of excellence has already seen 100 jobs recruited for the facility in 2017 and early 2018. The announcement of these 85 additional positions will bring the total number of employees across BD’s two Limerick sites to 285.
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SkOUT Secure Intelligence, a leading provider of cyber-security technology and solutions to businesses, organisations and SMEs, is creating 30 high-value jobs with the opening of its new EMEA HQ in Portlaoise, Co Laois. The US-based company, which was founded by Irish entrepreneur Aidan Kehoe, is locating its EMEA headquarters in Portlaoise.
July 9th 2018 – Athlone - Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys TD today announced that Neueda Technologies, a privately-owned IT Training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, employing 200 staff over four years.
Expanded office space has capacity to nearly double the current team to 500 people
Office includes a range of innovative features to promote employee wellbeing, including a tech-free “hideaway”, a mothers’ room and a music room
Phibro Animal Health Corporation (Nasdaq:PAHC) today announced plans to establish a biotech facility producing a range of innovative animal health vaccines on the IDA Ireland Finisklin Business Park in Sligo, creating up to 150 jobs over 5 years.
On July 4, 2018 Tully Rinckey held an inaugural reception at Stephens Green Hibernian Club to celebrate the first step in their international expansion plans with the opening of their Dublin, Ireland office. As of July 4, 2018, Tully Rinckey has been approved to commence the practice of law by the Law Society of Ireland.
Intertrust Ireland has today announced that continued growth and additional service offerings have resulted in an opportunity to create up to 60 new jobs.
July 2nd 2018. Enniscorthy. INDOS Financial (Ireland) Limited, which commenced operations in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in December 2013, is expanding its operations centre in the town with a move to new premises and the creation of up to 15 new roles over the next two years. Headquartered in London since launching in 2012, INDOS has firmly established itself as the leading independent alternative investment fund depositary servicing over 115 funds across 70 clients.
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