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.
17 OF THE TOP 20
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.
EquiLend, a leading provider of trading, post-trade, market data and clearing services for the securities finance industry, today announces the opening of its office in Dublin to serve European clients following Brexit.
Dublin, Ireland and Union City, CA – Sep 12, 2018 - Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten TD visited Smart Wires HQ in Union City, California today where the company CEO Gregg Rotenberg confirmed the opening of Smart Wires’ European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Smart Wires will create 40 jobs in Europe over the next 3 years with 10 of the roles being filled immediately in Engineering and Business Development.
Vodafone has become the first telecoms operator in Ireland to bring dedicated internet of things (IoT) SIM cards to the consumer market. These V-Sim cards will be shipped as standard with IoT-enabled consumer electronics products sold by Vodafone.
Anyone currently looking to develop IoT technologies will definitely want to check out a new EU programme called EnABLES.
Graphene’s potential is being talked about again, and this time it could help restore the eyesight of millions of people.
Puppies from across the Republic of Ireland are being sought after by the Dogs Trust for a major developmental study.
After an amazing first attempt, Ireland’s Éirloop team gave us the lowdown on how the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition went.
A recent expedition off Ireland’s continental shelf has revealed a truly enormous submarine canyon the depth of 10 Eiffel Towers.
Ireland is in the midst of a foodie boom, and now start-ups working in the area are being offered an online course to boost their chances.
The Dublin City University (DCU) Ryan Academy wants to help women-led businesses thrive with the announcement that its Female High Fliers (FHF) programme is seeking applicants, with 10 places up for grabs.
It appears as if Meath is in the midst of a golden age of archaeological discovery after the unearthing of a 5,500-year-old megalithic passage tomb at Dowth Hall.
Though missing out on the elusive win, the ‘scrappy Irish team’ of Éirloop was rewarded for its efforts with an innovation prize.
Loci Orthopaedics has raised €2.75m in funding for a new clinically proven solution to address the increasing unmet need for thumb base joint arthritis.
A team of engineering students that built the most efficient vehicle possible, the Geec, has come first in a competition for technical innovation.
Ireland’s first dedicated technological university was formally announced last month at Grangegorman in Dublin by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD.
A breakthrough Irish study suggests that a popular method for deciding the colour of ancient dinosaurs might be totally wide of the mark.
CORK, IRELAND and SANTA CLARA, CA – July 30, 2018 DataStax, powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, announced today the opening of a new office in Cork, Ireland and expects to create 30 jobs over the next 3 years with 10 of the roles being filled immediately in Finance and IT.
IDA Ireland welcomes today’s statement from Abbott in Donegal that it is to expand its existing manufacturing facility which will result in the creation of c.500 new jobs over the next number of years.
The newest drugs emerging in the market for gene and cell therapy as well as disposables have become the focus area for U.S. bioprocessing firms, many of whom have been moving some production overseas -- particularly to Europe. But while single-use products have advantages in production costs and turnaround time, there are also some challenges for American biopharma companies in choosing their optimal overseas location.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced the official opening of its new Waterford, Ireland facility, a global centre of excellence for West’s advanced manufacturing network, and the launch of a new product line—Westar® Select. Customers and senior-level Irish government officials joined West at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the facility’s opening and to recognise West’s ongoing commitment to improving patient lives through their products and services.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today announced that it intends to open a new office in Dublin, Ireland, to continue providing an authorised regulatory reporting service for clients in the EU27 and the UK as the UK advances towards a departure from the European Union (EU) in March 2019. DTCC offers a Global Trade Repository (GTR) service for over-the-counter and exchange traded derivatives reporting – the largest trade repository in the world.
Dublin – 16th July 2018, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD today announced that, Cerner, a supplier of health and care technology and services, plans to significantly grow its Dublin hub for research and development. Working with the support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, Cerner will create 50 new roles focussed on R&D and the improvement of data intelligence and population health management for its European clients.
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