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.
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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BD, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the creation of 85 new jobs for the Limerick region. The €21 million investment in BD’s new centre of excellence has already seen 100 jobs recruited for the facility in 2017 and early 2018. The announcement of these 85 additional positions will bring the total number of employees across BD’s two Limerick sites to 285.
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SkOUT Secure Intelligence, a leading provider of cyber-security technology and solutions to businesses, organisations and SMEs, is creating 30 high-value jobs with the opening of its new EMEA HQ in Portlaoise, Co Laois. The US-based company, which was founded by Irish entrepreneur Aidan Kehoe, is locating its EMEA headquarters in Portlaoise.
July 9th 2018 – Athlone - Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys TD today announced that Neueda Technologies, a privately-owned IT Training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, employing 200 staff over four years.
Expanded office space has capacity to nearly double the current team to 500 people
Office includes a range of innovative features to promote employee wellbeing, including a tech-free “hideaway”, a mothers’ room and a music room
Phibro Animal Health Corporation (Nasdaq:PAHC) today announced plans to establish a biotech facility producing a range of innovative animal health vaccines on the IDA Ireland Finisklin Business Park in Sligo, creating up to 150 jobs over 5 years.
On July 4, 2018 Tully Rinckey held an inaugural reception at Stephens Green Hibernian Club to celebrate the first step in their international expansion plans with the opening of their Dublin, Ireland office. As of July 4, 2018, Tully Rinckey has been approved to commence the practice of law by the Law Society of Ireland.
Intertrust Ireland has today announced that continued growth and additional service offerings have resulted in an opportunity to create up to 60 new jobs.
July 2nd 2018. Enniscorthy. INDOS Financial (Ireland) Limited, which commenced operations in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in December 2013, is expanding its operations centre in the town with a move to new premises and the creation of up to 15 new roles over the next two years. Headquartered in London since launching in 2012, INDOS has firmly established itself as the leading independent alternative investment fund depositary servicing over 115 funds across 70 clients.
India and Ireland share a long standing bond across history, education, trade & business, literature and in a small way – cricket!!
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Linked Finance has obtained €50m in backing from Portugal-based digital bank Banco BNI Europa. The digital bank will deploy up to €5m over a two-year period to lend to Irish SMEs.
The wondrous capabilities of CRISPR in editing out the Huntington’s gene for future generations won over the judges at this year’s Researchfest pitch event at Inspirefest.
Groupe Renault subsidiary RCI (Renault Crédit International) Bank and Services has made a strategic investment in iCabbi, a Dublin-based start-up behind an innovative taxi fleet dispatch platform.
Our cities are awash with hidden gold, quite literally, as a number of academic and institutional bodies unite for a new urban mining project.
A fungi-produced pigment used in woodwork for hundreds of years could, in fact, turn out to be an incredibly capable semiconducting material.
Universities of Sanctuary DCU and UL will offer a range of courses for refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland.
A new paediatric academic unit, the first of its kind in Ireland, has been unveiled at UCC and it promises to shape young children’s healthcare in the years to come.
One of Ireland’s most historic observatories has joined an illustrious list of famous sites thanks to the work of genius mathematician William Rowan Hamilton.
Henkel Ireland today announced the opening of its new Innovation and Interaction Centre for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) in Tallaght.
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, celebrated opening its new Business Service Centre in Galway city today. The celebration marks the company’s first expansion into international facilities.
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