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.
London-based consultancy firm Albany Beck is launching an EU Operations Centre in Dublin that will create 100 new jobs over the next three years. The new roles created will be in in the areas of Software Development, Software Engineering, Cloud-Services, Machine Learning/AI/Automation, Know Your Customer (KYC) and Transaction Management. Recruitment will begin immediately for Software Developers, Full-stack software engineers, Python Developers and KYC Analysts.
Major investment will see an expansion of the company’s Galway-based R&D operation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announces 150 new high tech jobs in Ireland
Building on its long term commitment to the country, new jobs will be in the fields of R&D, cyber security, software development and cloud consulting
Ireland has launched its first call for proposals under Horizon Europe, the most ambitious research funding programme from the EU.
IDA Ireland today welcomed Intel’s plans to enter a new era of innovation and technology growth with the acceleration of investment in Europe that will see it expand its Irish manufacturing operations. Investment underway in Leixlip Ireland is expected to lead to the creation of 1600 new high-tech jobs on completion.
Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced that it will create 400 new jobs at its European headquarters in Dublin, growing its workforce in Ireland by 30 percent. Hiring will commence immediately.
Letterkenny identified as a key location for software development
IQ-EQ, a leading global investor services group, has today announced plans to expand its Irish operations with the launch of a dedicated Funds business in Ireland creating 45 roles over the next five years.
The EU-funded project could provide a major breakthrough in sustainable energy.
Researchers at Cúram have helped develop a hydrogel injection that could result in less tissue scarring after a heart attack.
An Irish project has been awarded €4.4m in EU funding to develop a ‘living brain implant’ that could sense and treat epilepsy seizures.
Up to 200 engineering jobs to be created, reinforcing Microchip’s commitment to Ireland
BT Sourced, the innovative new procurement arm of global communications provider BT, is kicking off a recruitment drive for more than 70 roles, based in central Dublin, as it gets ready to open for business in April.
Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, today announced a €36 million investment in its Grange Castle facility. The investment will support the expansion of the company’s cell therapy production facility and create approximately 100 new jobs over the next three years.
Huawei today announced it would create a further 110 new jobs in Ireland by the end of 2022, bringing to at least 310 the total of new jobs it will have added over a three year period from 2019 to 2022 – more than doubling its workforce in that time. Huawei will invest €80 million in Irish research and development (R&D) over the next two years to support its growing business in Ireland.
Continuing expansion of its European Centre of Excellence in Cork as demand for cross-border fund administration and asset servicing grows
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