2015 was a record year for FDI in Ireland as IDA client employment reached its highest ever level at 187,056.
IDA client companies created just under 19,000 (18,983) jobs on the ground during 2015 across a range of sectors, with every region of Ireland posting net gains in jobs.
Ireland is increasingly seen as the place to undertake substantial R&D activity and is ranked as 8th most innovative EU country. IDA clients spend 1.4bn on in-house R&D annually and employ 11,500 R&D staff.
IDA Ireland was awarded best Digital Marketing Strategy, Most Innovative IPA (Investment Promotion Agency), Top Country and Best Website in the inaugural FDI Intelligence Digital Marketing Awards 2012. These awards recognise the best digital marketing campaigns from FDI agencies around the world.
The IDA Ireland website was awarded a Golden Spider award for the Best B2B Website in 2014.