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.
TradeIX, the award-winning technology platform provider driving innovation in trade finance, is expanding its Global Headquarters in Dublin by adding 70 new jobs across engineering, sales, customer service, and product development.
EML Payments Limited (ASX: EML) (“EML”) today announced it is expanding its operation in Galway with the establishment of a Technology & Innovation Hub in Galway, employing 20 people.
Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today moved to its permanent office for its Center of Excellence in Cork, Ireland. The investment, supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, continues to focus on new product development in the cloud and endpoint cybersecurity technology space.
Valeo, today announced it is to invest €44M in a major RD&I investment programme, which will build on the Group’s strong capability in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and position them at the forefront of developments in autonomous vehicles. This investment will lead to the creation of 50 new R&D roles over the next three years, which will see its Irish R&D centre grow to over 500 people and become one of the largest R&D facilities in Ireland.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, is leading 71 Enterprise Ireland client companies on an Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland trade and investment mission to Australia and Singapore. The trade mission is focused on increasing Irish exports to markets outside of the UK by 50% by 2020 and attracting investments from Australian and ASEAN companies to Ireland.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is forming a new business entity, EPRI Europe Limited, to expand its collaborative research and development programs in Europe.
IDA Ireland welcomes launch of New Future Jobs Ireland 2019 Report
DTCC Officially Opens new Office in Dublin
Legend Biotech Ireland, Ltd. announces the official opening of the company’s European headquarters (HQ) at 10A Ballymoss Road, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin 18, Ireland. Legend Biotech established their European HQ in Dublin at the end of 2017 and has been focusing primarily on research and development (R & D) and business activities.
Global digital workflow platform provider increases investment and creates new jobs in Ireland
Soldo, the London-based fintech offering payment and spend management services to businesses, has today announced it has been awarded an Electronic Money Institution licence from Ireland’s Central Bank
IDA Ireland welcomes the announcement made today by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality that spouses and partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit holders will be able to access the Irish labour market without the need to obtain an employment permit.
Minister Heather Humphreys today announced that IDA Ireland has selected Monaghan as the location for a new Advanced Technology Building (ATB) and appointed a design team.
Leading Contract Manufacturer Expands Newly Acquired Avenue Mould Solutions with Plans to Create Over 200 New Jobs
Creation of 100 new jobs by global human data sciences innovator
Trūata, the Dublin-based provider of the Trūata Anonymization Solution, officially opened its new headquarters in Dublin, while also announcing a new annual conference on data protection and analytics, to take place on 20 February, 2020, in association with IDA Ireland.
Dublin, Ireland: February 14, 2019 – S&P Global Ratings is pleased to announce the opening of its new European headquarters in Dublin. This milestone was celebrated at an opening ceremony today, attended by senior leaders from the organization and Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland. Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, TD, will officially inaugurate the new Dublin office at a formal reception this evening.
European Financial Forum opens in Dublin Castle today
Feb 6 2019: US law firm Clark Hill has announced a merger with the well-known Irish firm O’Gradys Solicitors giving it a significant presence in Ireland, its first office within the European Union.
Assystem Technologies and its affiliates relaunch under a new brand. 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem SA’s Global Product Solutions division, and following a series of acquisitions in 2018 including SQS - an industry leading quality partner for digital business with a 500 people-strong presence in Ireland, the organisation becomes Expleo.
Meissner Filtration Products announced today that it will expand manufacturing operations by establishing a facility in County Mayo, Ireland, creating upwards of 150 jobs over the next 5 years.
€36 million investment will position DePuy Synthes’ Irish operation at the forefront of ground-breaking health solutions
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