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.
A team of neuroscientists has managed to find a way to transfer memories from one individual to another via injection, but only in snails so far.
The Irish Centre for High-End Computing has confirmed it is to put its multimillion-euro supercomputer at TSSG in Waterford to be managed and operated by the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) and will be available to all Irish-based researchers.
Ciara Duignan is using a data-driven approach to understand GAA player health and performance over the course of long seasons. She spoke to Dr Claire O’Connell.
455 meetings scheduled between Irish exporters and Multinationals during two-day Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland “Global Sourcing” initiative
Leetha Industries, manufacturers of packaging material for the medical, foodservice and disposable packaging sectors today announced it is to establish a manufacturing and supply operation called Red Seal Cups Limited in Longford. The new facility will create 100 + jobs over three years.
Standex Ireland Ltd celebrated the 40th anniversary of the opening of its operation in Mountmellick Co Laois by holding a special anniversary dinner to acknowledge the valued contribution made by employees over that period.
Sojern, travel’s direct demand engine, today announced the continued expansion of its European headquarters in Dublin for its RevDirectTM offering, with plans to more than double in size by 2020 to grow to a team of 56 through the creation of an additional 36 new jobs for the local market.
Avery Dennison Corporation, (NYSE:AVY), a global materials science and manufacturing company, today announced plans to expand its medical product manufacturing operations in Longford, Ireland, increasing the Finesse Medical Ltd., facility’s end-to-end medical device manufacturing capacity and capabilities for its customers.
Aptiv, a leading provider of software and system solutions for the mobility space, announced today the relocation of its global headquarters to Dublin from the United Kingdom.
Darta Saving Life Assurance/Allianz Global Life, both part of the global Allianz Group, have announced they will contribute to €75 million to the Irish economy by its Irish operations over the next two years. This will see an increase in their combined work force by a quarter and an expansion into new offices in Dublin, serving more European Countries.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister of Ireland today announced that WuXi Biologics, a Hong Kong-listed (2269.HK) global open-access biologics technology platform company, is to invest €325 million and create 400 new jobs over five years in a new biologics drug substance manufacturing facility on the Industrial Development Authority’s (IDA) greenfield site in Mullagharlin in Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Smart Dublin has revealed that €900,000 in funding, spanning five critical projects, is available for entrepreneurs and organisations, including tech firms and universities.
DCU has announced the winners of its President’s Awards for Innovation, including an app that lets people donate to homelessness charities by making everyday purchases.
In the face of tough competition from her peers, Dublin-based Sharon Omiwole has been named as the national winner of FameLab Ireland ahead of the international finals.
Off the west coast of Ireland, a fleet of state-of-the-art tsunami detectors are to be installed, led by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
Irish software research group Lero has achieved international success having been named an award winner by the IEEE Computer Society.
In our efforts to better understand how HIV escapes the effects of the immune system, scientists have discovered a new mechanism that could hold the answer.
Enterprise Ireland has revealed that the €1m Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs is open for applications. Last year, around 46pc of all companies that received CSF investment were women-led.
Lottie Dolls CEO and 11-year-old European Digital Girl of the Year are both among the latest speakers announced for Inspirefest this year.
Comtrade Digital Services, the leading provider of software engineering services and solutions, today announces that it has opened its new global headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin.
New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses, today announced the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin. The company opened its first European headquarters in Dublin in 2014 and has since grown its team to about 100 employees. Its new space at 31-36 Golden Lane is expected to provide the local Ireland team the space to grow up to 300 team members as well as provide state of the art facilities for hosting customers, meetups, and connecting with the local community.
IDA Ireland today congratulated leading pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) on the launch of its new contained packaging facility for the primary and secondary packaging of highly potent products at its newly acquired site in Drogheda, Co. Louth. The new facility will lead to the creation of more than 70 new jobs over the next five years while 50 new jobs will be created at its facility in Stamullen, Co. Meath. PCI has added c.30 positions at the Drogheda facility since its acquisition of Millmount Healthcare last year.
CORK, Ireland – April 16, 2018 – Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced plans to add 50 new jobs in Cork, Ireland as part of its continued investment and expansion in Europe. The company plans to hire qualified professionals for customer support, IT and sales positions.
Dublin, 12th April 2018 – Mastercard has announced it will expand its presence in Ireland, hiring 175 new employees in Dublin focused on driving innovation and creating the future of payments around the world.
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