Thinking of Locating in Ireland?   Then you are in good company.

Track Record

As the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone, Ireland’s performance as a hub for Foreign Direct Investment is unrivalled. Our Track Record speaks for itself.

Almost 1,200 companies, from true global giants to the hottest names in everything from IT, Life Sciences and Finance, have already chosen Ireland as their strategic European base.

There are many reasons why companies choose Ireland and here are just a few . . .

9 out of 10

of the world’s top 10
medical technology companies
including Boston Scientific,
Stryker and Medtronic

8 out of 10

of the world’s top 10
companies including
Pfizer and Amgen

9 out of 10

Global Software 

3 out of 5

of the world’s top 5
gaming companies
such as EA and Activision


Ireland ranks first in the world for skilled labour according to the IMD World Competitiveness report.

We also produce the most highly employable graduates in the world according to a recent European Commission study of third-level education.

Ireland’s workforce is young, well-educated, mobile and adaptable. We also continue to attract talent from every corner of the world all of which seamlessly combines to create an unrivalled talent pool, which is multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-lingual.


Ireland is fast becoming the IT and Internet capital of Europe.  World leading names from Microsoft, Intel and Apple to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Ebay and AirBnB, have all made Ireland their home.

The country continues to attract both established and new players from the world of Search, Social, Games, E-Commerce, Online Payments.

A conveyor belt of skilled science and technology graduates fuels this thriving Internet sector and has given Ireland its reputation as a hot bed for tech talent. As a result, Ireland is now a highly desirable location for skilled multilingual talent from around the globe.

With one of the most advanced and competitive telecommunications infrastructures in Europe, Ireland is now also positioning itself to become a world leader in the Internet of Things, Big Data, ICT Skills, Energy Efficiency, Health Innovation and Cloud Computing


Multinational companies choose Ireland as their base because of our pro-business policies and environment as well as our attractive taxation rates.

Corporate tax rates have been one of the principal elements of the favourable enterprise environment in Ireland for more than three decades.

  • Ireland has one of the lowest corporation tax rates in Europe at 12.5%.
  • Companies can avail of a 25% tax credit against research and development costs.
  • Ireland has double taxation agreements with more than 60 countries, including every major trading partner.

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