Ireland's Life Sciences sector has grown from very humble beginnings in the 1960s to reach global significance. Collaborative clusters in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics have been a key element behind the remarkable growth of a sectors that directly employs 25,000 people
The Bio Pharmaceutical industry has made a capital investment of approximately $8 billion in new facilities in Ireland, most of which has come in the last 10 years. This represents close to the biggest wave of investment in new BioTech facilities anywhere in the world.
9 of the top 10
7th largest exporter
€39bn in annual exports
75 pharmaceutical companies
33 FDA approved
A key driver of operational and research excellence is practitioner-to-practitioner knowledge sharing. With strong clusters based in Dublin and Cork, and rapidly developing hotspots around Sligo, Waterford and Mayo, organisations, such as the Irish Centre for Business Excellence and IBEC, work with the IDA to facilitate best practice-sharing between companies.
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Ireland is the leading destination for pharmaceutical activity, 85+ biopharmaceutical companies call Ireland home, Ireland is the third largest exporter of pharmaceuticals globally and 50 FDA-approved manufacturing plants are located here.
Ireland is a global centre for servicing the insurance
industry with local expertise across the full range of
sub-sectors including Life, Non-Life, Specialty Insurance,
Reinsurance and Captive Insurance.
Ireland has a sophisticated fintech & payments ecosystem with
a deep pool of local expertise available. Many of the world’s leading
companies have a significant presence in Ireland, with activity spread
right across the sector including; Online Payments & Processing,
Digital Banking, Cross Border Payments, Payment Gateways,
Insurtech, Regtech and Blockchain.
Ireland has developed a global banking
reputation and is a recognised location for front,
middle and support activities, including operations
Everything you need to know about investing in Ireland in 2019 including information on economy, talent, tax, commercial property and more.
ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited celebrated its 30th Anniversary at its facility in Millstreet, Co. Cork.
ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited was founded in Millstreet Town, County Cork in 1988 as a manufacturing base of ALPS Customers in Europe. Today ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited employs over 700 people in Millstreet Town. The Facility has 56,000 square feet of world class manufacturing space and including SMT, moulding, decorative parts painting and lasering marking capabilities.
IDA Ireland today welcomes Bank of America confirmation that it has chosen Dublin as the preferred location for its principal EU legal entities following the UK’s departure from the EU.
IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Citi that Dublin has been chosen as one of a number of European locations for expansion as part of its Brexit response.
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