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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AXA XL announced that it has obtained authorisation in principle to move XL Insurance Company SE to Ireland from the UK in advance of March 29 2019 when the UK is due to leave the EU.
VoxPro to expand its existing facility in Cork into an adjacent new office, which will result in the creation of 400 new jobs over the next number of years.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement that MSD is to construct a second manufacturing facility at its existing site in Carlow with the creation of 170 new jobs.
We explored a variety of cities across the EU, and Dublin was the clear choice.he Dublin team will compliment Coinbase operations in London and host a variety of new business-related functions, including roles for which we’re hiring right now.
E-commerce and technology leader Overstock.com, Inc. announces plans to expand its European base in Sligo, Ireland, creating 100 new research and development roles and more than tripling the office’s current headcount.
The new full-time positions will include junior and senior roles in areas such as software development and testing, machine learning, and data analytics.
There are several welcome developments in today’s budget from a foreign investment perspective.
Harmac Medical Products Inc., a leader in the international contract medical device market, today marked its 20th anniversary in Castlerea with a special celebration for staff and guests.
Harmac Medical Products Ltd. was established in Ireland in 1998 to meet the service needs of its international client base. The facility strategically positions Harmac as a world-class medical device manufacturer by providing a direct presence in Europe.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced National Technology Park, Castletroy, Limerick, as the location of its new permanent facility which is expected to manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valve therapies.
Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Ireland, Ltd. today opened the new extension to its laboratory facility in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The company is located in the IDA Business Park, where the new laboratory extension expands the previously 4,300m2 facility by an additional 4,400m2, more than doubling the facility footprint and thereby providing increased capacity that will support the continued enhancement of the services offered to its clients and the ongoing growth of the business.
SOTI to Create 150 New Irish Jobs After Announcing Opening of Galway Office
Growth and expansion across Europe part of long-term strategic plan
Leading medical technology company Stryker celebrates 20 years in Ireland
Company operates seven sites, employing over 3,000 people
Dr Colin Clarke of NIBRT is to head a four-year programme in collaboration with leading scientists across Europe.
The overall winner of the awards this year was Agri-Spread International, a leading Irish agricultural machinery manufacturer involved in designing and manufacturing next-generation precision fertiliser and lime-spreading equipment.
Researchers at DIAS are leading a project to monitor the mysterious depths of the Atlantic Ocean floor over the next two years.
One project from Germany and two projects from Canada were awarded €7,000 each for their outstanding efforts at EUCYS 2018.
Engineers working on Ireland’s first satellite and the Government have confirmed it has completed a major milestone as it prepares for space.
Everyone with a family history of bowel cancer or polyps should be screened for the disease, according to an international study involving nine institutions in the US and Canada, co-led by University of Limerick (UL).
Graduates from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) founded more venture-backed companies than graduates from any other European university over the last 13 years. That’s according to PitchBook’s recently published Universities Report.
Bank of Ireland and AIB have backed an expansion of telecoms infrastructure player Cignal’s finance facility to €65m to enable it to expand its tower network across Ireland. The funding will support Cignal’s portfolio development and expansion of tower network to address coverage blackspots.
Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister for Financial Services, formally announced the initial speaker line-up and themes for the 4th European Financial Forum.
EquiLend, a leading provider of trading, post-trade, market data and clearing services for the securities finance industry, today announces the opening of its office in Dublin to serve European clients following Brexit.
Dublin, Ireland and Union City, CA – Sep 12, 2018 - Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten TD visited Smart Wires HQ in Union City, California today where the company CEO Gregg Rotenberg confirmed the opening of Smart Wires’ European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Smart Wires will create 40 jobs in Europe over the next 3 years with 10 of the roles being filled immediately in Engineering and Business Development.
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