Why locate in Ireland?

Ireland is a stable, competitive, secure and pro-business country, with the fastest growing economy in the Eurozone. We are the only English speaking country in the Eurozone and provides an ideal hub for organisations seeking a European base. The brightest talent is attracted here, mixing with our own to offer a multinational and multilingual melting pot of skills with a positive attitude to match.

Ireland has the youngest population in Europe and one of the most educated workforces in the world. It has the 2nd most competitive economy in the EU and a dynamic R&D sector driven by an exceptional level of collaboration between industry, academia, state agencies and regulatory authorities.

A hub for Foreign Direct Investment

Ireland’s performance as a hub for Foreign Direct Investment is unrivalled globally. We have a proven track record as a successful location for both established and high-growth multinational companies from around the world. One-third of multinationals in Ireland have had operations in the country for over 20 years, illustrating the longevity, resilience and commitment of these companies to Ireland.

Ireland’s strong legal and regulatory landscape makes the country an attractive and stable place to do business. Our pro-business attitude enables companies to set up swiftly and with minimum red tape in a highly-connected environment.

One of the best countries in Western Europe to invest in

  • 1st for flexibility and adaptability of people
  • 1st in the world for inward investment by quality and value
  • 1st in the world for investment incentives
  • One of the top 15 most innovative countries in the world
  • Strong tax regime with a corporate tax rate of 12.5%

Home to the world's leading companies

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, Cloud Computing and Blockchain Technology.

Ireland has been chosen by
  • 9 of the top 10 US Technology companies
  • The top 5 Global Software companies
  • All of the top 10 Pharmaceutical companies
  • 14 of the top 15 Medical Technology companies
  • 8 of the top 10 Industrial Automation companies
  • 8 of the top 10 Financial Services companies