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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Explore the current business landscape in Ireland and see what's happening on the ground now.
IQ-EQ, a leading global investor services group, has today announced plans to expand its Irish operations with the launch of a dedicated Funds business in Ireland creating 45 roles over the next five years.
The EU-funded project could provide a major breakthrough in sustainable energy.
Researchers at Cúram have helped develop a hydrogel injection that could result in less tissue scarring after a heart attack.
An Irish project has been awarded €4.4m in EU funding to develop a ‘living brain implant’ that could sense and treat epilepsy seizures.
Up to 200 engineering jobs to be created, reinforcing Microchip’s commitment to Ireland
BT Sourced, the innovative new procurement arm of global communications provider BT, is kicking off a recruitment drive for more than 70 roles, based in central Dublin, as it gets ready to open for business in April.
Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, today announced a €36 million investment in its Grange Castle facility. The investment will support the expansion of the company’s cell therapy production facility and create approximately 100 new jobs over the next three years.
Huawei today announced it would create a further 110 new jobs in Ireland by the end of 2022, bringing to at least 310 the total of new jobs it will have added over a three year period from 2019 to 2022 – more than doubling its workforce in that time. Huawei will invest €80 million in Irish research and development (R&D) over the next two years to support its growing business in Ireland.
Continuing expansion of its European Centre of Excellence in Cork as demand for cross-border fund administration and asset servicing grows
Personio, the all-in-one HR software for SMEs, is doubling down on its efforts to expand its new international business and software engineering hub in Dublin. The HR tech company, which digitises people processes to unlock the productive potential of European SMEs, has grown its Dublin presence from the ground up, building a team of 40 people – since opening its office in the city in April 2020. And Personio is executing on a fast-paced upward growth trajectory, with plans to grow the size of its Irish presence almost fivefold, to 180 by the end of 2021.
C.H. Robinson continues its commitment to drive future of logistics with new technology development centre in Cork
-Roles will be recruited locally to Limerick and the Mid-West and will include Fibre Planners, GIS Engineers, Design Engineers, Telecoms Surveyors, Project Managers, and business support roles in accounts, sales and operations-
-Indigo Telecom Group expanding operations to support expanding global market opportunities around Fibre to the Home (FTTH), Wireless/5G, Data Centres, Digitisation and Telco Network Services-
Prepares to fill 100 multilingual sales and support roles to serve the growing mid-market within the next 24 months
Customer experience leader to move to a new development at Bonham Quay, Galway to accommodate the organisation’s growth in Ireland
Recognized by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and IDA Ireland for Contribution to Irish Financial Services Industry
240 new jobs to be created with addition of new facility & further expansion of existing site
Expansion supports company strategy to lead in biopharmaceutical manufacturing
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