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.
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.
LONDON AND DUBLIN – Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the establishment of a new office in Dublin and the expansion of its role within Ius Laboris, the world’s leading employment law practice.
DUBLIN, March 12, 2018 – Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced three strategic leadership appointments and its move to new EMEA headquarters in Dublin to support the company's growing base of customers in the region.
Monday 12th March 2018 – IDA Ireland in collaboration with The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and leading media consultants Expert Media Partners held an information seminar in London last week for broadcasters who may need to relocate key functions after Brexit in order to continue broadcasting across the EU.
In preparation for the UK’s exit from the European Union next year, BRE Global has established a new office in Ireland’s capital for its CE marking activities.
With support from the Irish Government to apply for EU Notified Body status, its current activities under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and other directives will transfer across to the new company called BRE Global Ireland Ltd once the submission has been approved.
09 March 2018: Pilz, a leading global automation technology company, has today opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork, Ireland. The opening of this state-of-the-art facility coincides with the 20th anniversary of the company’s presence in Ireland.
Ireland remains a compelling location for early stage start-up companies setting up in Europe
Global cybersecurity leader to create 100 new jobs in local Dublin economy with the grand opening of its new office in the Dublin Docklands
Ministers Humphreys and Breen and IDA Ireland welcome project with expected investment totaling €80m and 600 jobs
Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Innovation Pat Breen TD announced today that Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) is to create up to 70 new jobs and invest €25m in the construction of a new regenerative medicine facility at its site in Grange Castle.
A new academic and industry partnership worth €280,000 aims to end the damaged caused by superbugs in hospitals.
Irish geoscientists have teamed up to bridge the field’s gender gap with the launch of a new, dedicated organisation known as IAWG.
By analysing specific signals sent in your brain, researchers can tell whether you’ve actually understood what you’ve just heard.
The ICHEC and the Government are asking the public to choose the name of the latest supercomputer from a list that includes many prominent women scientists.
Our very DNA could one day be uploaded with vast amounts of digital information, bolstered by a new breakthrough from TSSG.
Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) AMBER centre announced a partnership with global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson to open a collaborative laboratory focused on 3D bioprinting by the end of 2018.
More than 10 years of pioneering R&D has enabled Pilot Photonics to develop laser tech that could revolutionise multiple industries, including space.
Mobile operator Three sees uniform 5G as a differentiator in Ireland’s future telecoms market. There will be no urban-rural digital divide when 5G is rolled out, according to Three Ireland CEO Robert Finnegan.
DUBLIN, Ireland (date, 2018) – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is providing automation software and systems valued at USD 1 million (approximately €820,000) to Ireland’s National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) to help train next-generation workers on the latest technologies designed to optimize pharmaceutical production.
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is pleased to announce it intends to establish an investment and distribution business in Dublin, Ireland.
A new industry-led group was launched in the South East today to drive development and growth within the ICT sector in the Region. Crystal Valley Tech (CVT) aim to promote the South East Region as a location of choice for leaders in technology development.
2,000 people with a broad range of skills and 71 different nationalities have come together under one roof to help people and organisations achieve more
DreamSpace, an innovation and education hub at the heart of the campus, will host and inspire 100,000 primary and TY students over the next 4 Years
February 19th, 2018, Galway - Quidel Corporation, a market leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid diagnostic testing solutions today announced it is to establish a Business Service Centre in Galway city to support its new international business, targeting the creation of 75 jobs over five years.
Tuesday, 13th February 2018 – Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed theat announcement that MSD is to develop a new biotechnology facility in Dublin, with the expected creation of up to 350 new jobs.
Known as MSD Biotech, Dublin, the facility will be constructed on an existing MSD-owned property, the site of its former facility in Swords, Co. Dublin.
Dublin, Tuesday 13th February 2017 – Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD joined CEO of Autodesk Andrew Anagnost today to announce the opening of a major new site for the company in Dublin. Autodesk, the global leader in design software, will initially hire 200 people in finance, operations, localisation and sales operations by the end of this year to support its EMEA business.
Autodesk is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
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