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Ireland is a committed member of the European Union and provides companies with guaranteed access to the European market. Ireland is the only English speaking country in the Eurozone and provides an ideal hub for organisations seeking a European base. The brightest talent from across Europe is attracted here, mixing with our own to offer a multinational and multilingual melting pot of skills with a positive attitude to match.
There are many reasons why companies locate themselves in Ireland, but it all starts with positive leadership and policies. Successive governments have developed an open economy and invested heavily to develop Ireland's infrastructure. This has allowed the IDA, a semi-state body, to continue to attract high-performing industries to our shores, even through challenging times.
For every 10 jobs created by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ireland, 8 more jobs are generated in the wider economy. There are over 210,000 people in Ireland working directly in IDA Ireland client companies. But the story, and the success doesn’t stop there. Around these companies more enterprises and more jobs are created. Ireland’s indigenous entrepreneurs see and seize the opportunity to create new businesses. Creating new jobs.
Read the supplement to better understand the impact FDI is having on local economies throughout Ireland.
IDA Ireland actively plans for success. As Ireland's inward promotion agency, we partner with established companies, both large and small, working with them every step of the way to achieve a smooth, fast and successful set-up of their operations in Ireland.
We favour green lights over red tape, which is why we are one of the best countries in the world for ease of doing business (Forbes). New business is welcomed and supported by the flow of talent coming from our schools, universities and abroad, to work for high-performing companies across a range of cutting-edge sectors.
IDA Ireland offers support to client companies as they grow and diversify their Irish footprint. The IDA offers practical assistance, such as information and advice on Brexit risks and opportunities, and financial assistance across R&D, training, employment and capital investment
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Ireland has an impeccable track record for attracting Foreign Direct Investment for over 50 years, helping Ireland's economy beat global trends. IDA's track record speaks for itself, as our partnership approach has led to increased investment, expansion and diversification of client activities.
You'll find us responsive to your needs, proactive, professional and willing to go the extra mile.
We have 28 Offices worldwide helping support companies expand their operations in Ireland.