The value proposition of talent, track record, technology infrastructure and 12.5% corporate tax rate Ireland offers global corporations continues to resonate strongly with investors. This has empowered Ireland to keep ahead of the curve, cementing its excellent FDI reputation.
Five of the top 10 companies on Forbes’ list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies have Irish operations. This underlines Ireland’s success in attracting cutting-edge FDI investment across a range of sectors. Learn how these sectors have evolved in Ireland and their ambitions for the future.
Internet of Things
Ireland has undertaken a significant programme of investment in communications and technology infrastructure, third-level institution linkages, property developments and transportation networks to drive the growth of industry hot spots throughout Ireland. Existing clusters in Medical Technology, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Internet, amongst others, are already thriving as a result.
Increasing numbers of High Growth companies are locating in Ireland to scale up and internationalise their operations. The exciting commercial and creative mix on offer, together with a business-friendly environment and speed to market are key motivating factors.
The likes of IBM, PayPal and Ericsson have been based in Ireland for many years, and are among the many companies who have continued to invest in Ireland. This highlights how Ireland not only attracts multinationals, but helps them continue to expand their operations and move up the value chain. Find out more about some of the key high-value activities in Ireland.
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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
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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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