Forbes magazine has ranked Ireland as one of the best countries for business. This is not just for large multinationals, but also the potential multinationals of the future. IDA nurtures these high-growth companies, helping them forge their future success in Ireland.
Ireland’s performance as a hub for Foreign Direct Investment is unrivalled.
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Ireland is home to many of the world’s leading high-performance companies including Intel, Twitter, Pfizer, Citi, Huawei, Takeda, Fujitsu, Novartis and Trend Micro. The country is also positioning itself to become a world leader in the Internet of Things, Big Data, ICT Skills, Energy Efficiency, Health Innovation and Cloud Computing.
7 of the Top 10
Our youthful workforce is well-educated, mobile, ambitious and adaptable. We combine competitive salaries with a high standard of living which attracts talent from every corner of the world. It's our people and their skills, rich with creative and cultural DNA, which drives Ireland and its FDI investors' success. In fact, we are one of the most productive economies in the EU.
Ireland also has tax treaties with 72 countries.
Ireland has a small, highly globalised economy, with a well-established FDI sector generating significant exports across business sectors. Our pro-business attitude enables companies to set up swiftly, with minimum red tape, in a connected environment. From green field sites and business parks to edgy architectural offices - we offer the right property solutions to get our clients up and running.
As Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, the IDA partners with clients to ensure their set-up in Ireland is as successful as possible. We'll take care of the details while you get on with business. From site visits through legal, recruitment, visa and property requirements, we provide the information, connections and assistance you need.
Researchers from NUI Galway and the University of Wyoming are developing a handheld device that could detect Covid-19 infection in 15 minutes.
Jaguar Land Rover will test autonomous car technology on a purpose-built, city-like track at a new Shannon facility.
The grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin are “extremely diverse”, according to a new study, and home to 800 different species of plant, animal and fungus.
WuXi Biologics is building the world’s largest single-use biologics manufacturing plant in Dundalk as part of a €325m investment.
Leading integrated payment and credential software solution company will establish its next-generation digital campus project in Limerick City Centre
· World leader in wireless technology innovation invests €78m in new Research & Development Centre at Penrose Dock
· Major expansion is expected to create hundreds of highly skilled specialist roles over the next four years
At the beginning of 2020, we established our EMEA Trust & Safety Hub in Dublin, to sit alongside Mountain View and Singapore as one of three regional centres designed to further enhance our localised approach to content policy. The goal of this team in Dublin is to ensure our overall approach complements local culture and context, and work closely with regional regulators, policymakers, government and law enforcement agencies in pursuit of the highest standard of user safety possible.
Company will create 75 new roles in Gorey, Co. Wexford
Additional 300 headcount in Pfizer’s Dublin, Kildare and Cork sites
Initial stage of new facility planned for Ringaskiddy site to manufacture medicines for clinical trials
Diligent Corporation, a leading modern governance company whose solutions are trusted by nearly 700,000 board directors and leaders, today announced that it is establishing its European hub in Galway, Ireland. Diligent plans to create more than 200 local jobs in Galway across several business functions, including customer support, customer success, finance, product, HR and marketing.
Project marks the first virtually managed investment for a regional location during the global pandemic
Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. today announced plans to invest approximately €16 million in Horizons, an innovative research & development programme evolving the business from a product to a platform company. The business will recruit a large new team of skilled people, to complement its existing team in Dublin and accelerate the development of new cloud products/services. Munich Re plans to fill up to 60 positions over the coming 24 months.
KILDARE - 5 October 2020 - Simple But Needed (SBN) a privately held developer of comprehensive safety and risk management software systems, headquartered in San Francisco, California, today announced that it is to set up its European Headquarters in Kildare Town, Co Kildare, with plans to employ 20 people over three years in the areas of sales, product support, customer success and engineering sales personnel.
Services Support Growing Corporate Demand for Cross-border Discovery Solutions
DUBLIN - 5 October 2020 - Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, Nulia announced that it has chosen Dublin as the location for its EMEA Headquarters to service its existing customers in the EMEA market and to grow its presence in the region. The company is currently ramping up its Dublin team, and plans to employ 40 or more people across sales, customer success, software engineering, data science, and operations.
DUBLIN – 5 October 2020 – National Technologies (NTI), the US company that provides fibre optic and data centre installation services, today announced the opening of its EMEA HQ in Park West, Dublin. This is National Technologies first international operations outside of the US and will see 52 high-quality roles created over the next three years.
CORK – 5 October 2020 - Moz, Inc., the leader in search engine optimization technology, today announced it has established a Customer Success team in Cork, Ireland. The team is working out of the Glandore Office which overlooks the River Lee. Moz will create up to 10 jobs initially for customer support executives and account managers to support its continued expansion into the European market.
DUBLIN - 5 October 2020 – Hellios, the UK headquartered supplier information and risk management solution company today announced that it is establishing a Software Development centre in Dublin and will create 24 new developer roles.
SLIGO - 5 October 2020 - Eliatra, an IT Services and Solutions company that is focused on big data, cloud services and security has announced that it has chosen Sligo to locate its new Product Development and European HQ. The company plans to employ 15 people over the next 3 years in areas such as product development, technical support, sales and marketing roles.
An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD and IDA Ireland today announced the creation of 206 jobs in Dublin, Kildare, Sligo and Cork across 7 high growth companies from Europe and the US.
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