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.
NEW YORK and DUBLIN (September 20, 2017) – Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announced today its expansion into Europe with the opening of its European Headquarters in Dublin. The move is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next three years.
Dublin, 19th September 2017 – An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, along with IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by XL Group that it has selected Dublin as its preferred location for its principal European Union (“EU”) insurance company, XL Insurance Company SE (“XLICSE”), subject to certain regulatory approvals, following the UK’s decision to depart from the EU.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald officially opened LinkedIn’s new
17,650 sq m Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ at Wilton Place in Dublin today. The new building is the first that LinkedIn has built outside the USA, and is the result of an €85 million investment. The development was undertaken in order to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has increased from three employees to 1,200 in just seven years.
The medtech industry in Ireland is going strong, with an estimated 39,000 people set to be working in the field by 2020.
Today An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies Inc., to announce the official opening of the company’s newly established Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Financial Shared Services and Operations Centre in Dundalk and the creation of 125 new jobs within the next three years. Recruitment is already underway.
Smartbox Group, the European leader in the experience gift market, today announced that it will create 100 new jobs as part of its future growth plans for its Dublin office, which is based off Talbot Street, Dublin 1. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Center Parcs was delighted that An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD was today able to join Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs to attend the Official Sod Turning Ceremony marking the start of construction work on the €233 million development at Center Parcs Longford Forest, Ballymahon, County Longford. The milestone occasion was celebrated with local community, as well as representatives from both local and national government.
IDA Ireland today launched a report detailing a new national vision and strategy for the Global Business Services (GBS) sector. The latest strategy is being driven by a new wave of digital disruptors which are currently impacting the industry and will shape its future over the next 5 years.
New office building will help facilitate IDA job creation and FDI in Galway region
Ever wondered why the Indian flag is so like our tricolour? Did you know that Sanskrit and old Irish share words? India-Irish relations go back centuries, here are some fast facts
Following a meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and senior bank executives in Toronto yesterday, TD Securities confirmed that it will be expanding its operations in Ireland and, subject to regulatory approval, plans to establish a bond trading business there. The Dublin expansion is part of its growth strategy in Europe and will afford TD Securities the flexibility to meet the evolving needs of clients and respond to the changing business environment as a result of Brexit.
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Synexa Life Sciences, a global leader in biomarker services, has announced the opening of its international headquarters in Dublin. The new centre will be home to Synexa’s global business development activities and a new Bioinformatics Lab, and is expected to create up to 30 highly skilled jobs over the next five years.
Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, officially opened a €85 million extension at the company’s Waterford, Ireland facility to help meet the consumer demand of its contact lens portfolio, specifically Biotrue® ONEday daily disposable contact lenses.
IDA Ireland has today confirmed significant investments in the financial services sector in the first half of 2017. Over 15 global financial institutions have announced their intentions to set up or expand their operations in Ireland since January.
Leading Commerce Platform Shopify Continues Remote Working Revolution.Shopify looks to hire 100 support staff in West Ireland with the help of IDA Ireland.
IDA Ireland notes Barclays announcement today that the bank plans to use their licensed EU subsidiary to allow them to continue passported activity post-Brexit.
Unilever has announced a new partnership between its global start-up collaboration platform, Unilever Foundry, and Dogpatch Labs, Ireland’s leading start-up hub. The Unilever Foundry is a platform for start-ups and innovators to engage, collaborate and explore business ideas with Unilever and its 400+ brands. This partnership will provide a clear path for Irish startups to gain access to the company’s marketing expertise, massive global scale and in some instances, investment funding.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, today welcomed the announcement that Beazley plc is to establish a European insurance company in Dublin.
The company, which is an IDA Ireland client, will increase its European business from its Irish base. In order to expand its access to EU markets, Beazley plc has been granted a European insurance licence for its existing reinsurance company in Dublin. The new Insurance entity will provide specialty insurance products including professional indemnity, management liability and cyber.
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