IDA Ireland is an autonomous Statutory Agency set up under the Industrial Development Acts 1986 - 2019. The Agency operates in accordance with the provisions of the Acts and under the aegis of the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, who is empowered to provide funds to discharge its obligations and issue general policy directives/seek information on the Agency’s activities.
IDA Ireland’s main objective is to encourage investment into Ireland by foreign-owned companies. Our success is measured by the impact on the Irish economy of FDI and IDA supported companies.
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Over the past 70 years IDA Ireland has evolved to become a global force in attracting FDI to Ireland and a key influencer in the development of the Irish economy and its reputation abroad.
The global environment in which Ireland competes for foreign direct investment is constantly changing. Ireland’s historic success in winning a far higher share of FDI than warranted by the size of our population and economy reflects the ability of Government, stakeholders and citizens to adapt and capitalise on the opportunities that arose as business models shifted and new growth areas emerged. The forthcoming period will once again be characterised by change and evolution in the global FDI environment, but at an accelerated pace and set against an exceptionally challenging economic backdrop as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. IDA’s Driving Recovery and Sustainable Growth strategy is intended to position the Agency to respond to this changed environment
Investing abroad raises all sorts of concerns, but IDA Ireland has got your back. As Ireland's FDI agency we have partnered with over 1,600 clients, helping them not only establish but ramp up their Irish operations. Partner with us and you will soon understand why Ireland wins for ease of doing business.
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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.
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