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.
Today Minister Heather Humphreys will open the European headquarters of Entekra™ in Monaghan town. Entekra will create 100 new high-skilled jobs in the area following an investment announced earlier this year in May 2018. These jobs will be in the areas of design engineering, finance, marketing and customer support.
Agilent Technologies Ireland Ltd. today held the official opening of a new, purpose-built research and development extension to its Little Island, County Cork facility.
SentryOne has onboarded a new Software Development Engineering team out of its Dublin City Centre, Ireland, office to accommodate their rapidly-growing EMEA footprint. Since opening in May 2018, the Irish subsidiary has quickly become entrenched in the EMEA Microsoft Data Platform community.
Genesys® (www.genesys.com), the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, today announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The senior and highly skilled technical roles are based at the company’s new Galway office.
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health,” the “Company” or “we”) today announced it will invest to expand contact lens manufacturing capacity at its Bausch + Lomb sites in Waterford, Ireland and Rochester, N.Y. The Company is adding multiple production lines at these two sites to support the manufacture of its innovative daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses.
Shire held an official site dedication event at its new state of-the-art biologics facility in Dunboyne, Co. Meath today.
Development of the 120-acre site has been underway since November 2017. Approximately 400 people will be employed at the facility when it is at full capacity.
Facebook Expands Investment in Ireland
Facebook is expanding its investment in Ireland by acquiring a long-term lease of 14 acres for a new campus development in the heart of Ballsbridge in Dublin 4; the premises known as the Bankcentre currently occupied by AIB.
ESB has announced plans to fund a number of STEAM initiatives as part of a new €7.5m programme called Generation Tomorrow.
A leading figure in the Irish astronomical community, Prof Peter Gallagher will now lead DIAS’s astronomy and astrophysics division.
The SFI-funded APC Microbiome Ireland centre in Cork will lead a €3.4m probiotic research programme to aid mothers and babies alike.
Irish educational institutions have signed deals to make closer ties between Irish and Chinese research in computer science and AI.
An Irish drone concept developed by Drone Consultants Ireland will travel to Marseille this December as part of a European space engineering competition.
An AIT researcher could soon make the lives of those needing a heart stent that bit easier after finding a way for the instrument to dissolve over time.
Intel has announced plans for an exciting AI/computer vision incubator programme at Talent Garden’s newest facility.
Cortechs is one of the innovative Irish tech companies punching above their weight when it comes to securing EU Horizon 2020 funding.
ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry today announced it is expanding its Irish production footprint by opening a location in Blarney, County Cork, Ireland creating up to 70 jobs over two years.
The law firm confirmed earlier this year that it plans to build the Dublin office to ten partners with around 40 people in total over the next three years.
Nord Anglia International School Dublin today proudly celebrates its Official Opening with a ceremony attended by the Rt Hon. Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate Kt CBE (Chairman of the School Advisory Board) and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Representing the culmination of 18 months of planning with local and government officials, as well as construction, planning and staffing for the campus, the event also marks the notable introduction of Ireland’s first international IB through school for students ages 3-18, uniquely positioned to offer the internationally respected IB curriculum to the students of Dublin’s local, international, and globally mobile families. The school, part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, opened its doors to students for its inaugural term in September of 2018.
30 new jobs announced, on top of 150 jobs revealed last year, as part of Citrix’s expansion drive in Ireland
Mazars has officially opened its new Galway office and announced that it will create up to 30 new jobs over a three-year period, doubling the headcount of the office.
AXA XL announced that it has obtained authorisation in principle to move XL Insurance Company SE to Ireland from the UK in advance of March 29 2019 when the UK is due to leave the EU.
VoxPro to expand its existing facility in Cork into an adjacent new office, which will result in the creation of 400 new jobs over the next number of years.
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