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.
Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Stripe that it is to add hundreds of new engineering jobs in Ireland over the next three years, supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Global powerhouse plans to grow headcount from 225 to 275 employees at European HQ over the next three years
Amazon today announced plans to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland, creating 500 new permanent jobs to help meet customer demand. The state-of-the-art fulfilment centre, which will open spring 2022, will provide faster delivery for customers across Ireland seven days a week, including one-day delivery on hundreds of thousands of items.
Three-day trade mission to neighbouring export markets supports accelerated export-led recovery for Irish business
95 Enterprise Ireland clients have established a new market presence in the UK, France and Germany over the last year
New truck mounted forklift facility to include global innovation and R&D centre
Immediate addition of 100 new roles at existing Dundalk manufacturing facility
Establishment of second production location in Streetsboro, Ohio, USA with 80 additional jobs
Estimated 100 jobs created during construction of new Dundalk facility
Availability of ‘tech talent’ and proximity to third level institutions a key consideration
40 roles to be created over three years as company looks to significantly expand its presence in Ireland
Thrive Global Accelerates Its Growth As Its Platform Continues To Meet the Moment
TikTok continuing to strengthen global security with new Irish Fusion Centre
16 Acre Development to Help Power Lilly Plant in Kinsale with Sustainable Energy
Charles River partnering with AstraZeneca for batch release testing of their COVID-19 Vaccine
Expansion to facilitate creation of 90 new, high-skilled jobs
Dublin hub joins Strava offices in San Francisco, Denver, and Bristol, UK as the rapidly growing social platform for athletes continues to expand.
● Notion, a new kind of digital collaboration and workplace tool, has chosen Dublin as its EMEA headquarters after its team saw explosive growth during the pandemic
● Notion is initially looking to grow its Dublin team to a headcount of 25 and plans for its presence to become a major international hub in line with strong growth in the region
Investment flow strong in first half of Year - IDA IRELAND
First half of 2021 shows Investments and Jobs approvals significantly up on 2020 and close to 2019 levels
Ireland gains market share in Europe in 2020 despite falls in Greenfield investment to Europe
60 roles across data science and analysis in Global Data and Risk Management Centre will provide data-driven insights to clients globally
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