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.
Best Country in Western Europe
1st in the world
In the top 10
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.
Udemy, a leading destination for learning and teaching online, has announced that it plans to expand its EMEA headquarters in Dublin, creating more than 120 new jobs in 2022.
Amgen announced an investment of $100 million today for the construction of a new vial filing line with ‘state of the art’ technology and new site infrastructure at its manufacturing plant in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
IDA Ireland, the inward investment promotion and development agency of the Irish Government, reported a record breaking year for FDI employment with significantly higher levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2021 compared with 2020 and strong gains recorded in both gross and net employment.
Majority of open positions span across R&D, including Engineering, Product Design, Product Management, Research, Analytics and Data Science, with additional roles on go-to-market, operations and customer-facing teams
€70million investment to establish new research laboratories, jobs in Software Engineering, Informatics and Cybersecurity
New Centre of Excellence located in Limerick’s National Technology Park (NTP) is due for completion in Mid 2022
Addition of 100 local jobs will play key role in bolstering manufacturing capacity to supply the market with pre-filled flush syringes for use in health care settings
Prof John Boland, who co-led the AMBER study, said that the dark brown colour in kettles is ‘a good thing’.
US-headquartered ITW, which acquired the Limerick Filtertek facility in 2007, plans to develop new medical device products there.
UCD’s Energy Institute and Gas Networks Ireland are collaborating on a project that could see Irish homes embrace hydrogen energy.
Greenhouse, the hiring software company, today announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Ireland to further boost its expansion across Europe and meet the growing demand for modern hiring and onboarding technology. The new positions will bring the company’s total headcount in Ireland to 160 over the next two years.
Newcastle West-based medical device manufacturer Filtertek, an ITW Medical company, today announced plans to invest almost €2m in an innovative NPD programme.
Company set to move production of paper products to Tralee site to focus on EU customer sales
Convergint, a global leader in electronic security systems integration, today announced its plans to expand recruiting efforts across all regions of Ireland to help meet the increase in customer demand and continue to provide best-in-class service to its customers. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s 20th anniversary celebration and significant growth and business momentum reported throughout Ireland, including its most recent technology center opening in Cork.
Prometric is proud to announce a successful 10 years of its EMEA Operations centre in Dundalk, Ireland, and the positive impact the region has experienced since the beginning of its partnership in 2011. Since Prometric chose Dundalk as the location for its European Headquarters, it has become a significant player in the North East region, employing 140 people that serve the company’s global client base.
Announcement comes as Yomali is looking to tap into Ireland’s immense pool of talent in the technology and BPO sectors
Growing esports portfolio prompts expansion of Riot’s global production footprint
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