Organisational Structure

The organisation is structured to gather expert knowledge and skills in the key areas of our work.

We have a network of offices overseas to be close to our markets and gather the best information and form the strongest possible networks into the companies we target.

Our headquarters offices are structured on the basis of having the sectoral expertise and the business management skills to support companies as they locate here.
We have a network of regional offices around the country so that we are close to communities and know their needs and strengths very well.

If you would like to locate an office visit our IDA Global Teams section

For more details of the internal structure of IDA Ireland please refer to the Freedom of Information section below.


Board Members 2017

Frank Ryan
Chairman, IDA Ireland

Lionel Alexander
Vice President and Managing Director, Global Printhead Operations ISB/IPG,
Hewlett Packard (Manufacturing) Ltd.

Peter Cassells
Executive Director, Edward M Kennedy Institute, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Denis J Collins
Chairman, LearnLode Ltd

Dr. Geraldine B. McGinty
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York
Assistant Attending Radiologist, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Martin Shanahan
Chief Executive Officer, IDA Ireland

Barry O’Sullivan
General Manager, Johnson and Johnson Vision Care (Vistakon)
Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce

Anne Fitzsimons
Director of Infrastructure Services UK & Ireland at IBM

Marian Corcoran
Partner in Accenture until January 2016

Dermot Mulligan
Assistant Secretary General and Head of the Innovation and Investment Division

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Mary Mosse 
Economist, Commissioner Low Pay Commission and Director of the Port of Waterford.


Public Sector Information

IDA Ireland complies with the regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information and we encourage the re-use of the information that we produce. The regulations are available at

The information on this website is the copyright of IDA Ireland unless otherwise stated.

Information and documents obtained from this website may be reproduced and/or re-used subject to the latest PSI licence available at

Access to Information on the Environment

Further Information - Access to Information on the Environment - DOC

Data Protection Policy

IDA Ireland's Data Protection Policy - DOC

Prompt Payment Policy

IDA Ireland is committed to making every effort to pay its suppliers promptly. In this regard suppliers can help by ensuring that

  • correct  invoices are sent directly to Accounts Payable
  • invoices quote a valid IDA Ireland Purchase Order Number
  • accurate bank account details are provided
  • ensure that their Tax Clearance status with the Irish Revenue Commissioners is up to date.

(In the case of all public sector contracts of a value of €10,000 (inclusive of VAT) or more within any 12-month period, the contractor (and agent or sub-contractor as appropriate) will be required to produce either a valid tax clearance certificate or a C2 certificate. This is a mandatory requirement. Full details on tax clearance procedures may be found on the Revenue Commissioners website).

Prompt Payment of Accounts Legislation

Payment of invoices by IDA Ireland is governed by the Prompt Payment of Accounts Act, 1997 as amended by the European Communities (Late Payment in Commercial Transactions) Regulations 2002. The legislation provides for the payment of interest on valid invoices which are unpaid after 30 days from the date of receipt. IDA Ireland considers an invoice received only when it is received by Accounts Payable, Finance, quoting a valid IDA Ireland Purchase Order number.  Interest is calculated in respect of the period starting on the date after the due date and ending on the date when payment is made.

Payment of interest cannot be waived by the supplier and must be included with the amount payable for the goods or services without demand for its payment being made by the supplier.

With effect from 16 March 2013 the late payment interest rate is 8.75% per annum (that is based on the ECB rate(as at 1 January 2013) of 0.75% plus the margin of 8%). That rate equates to a daily rate of 0.024%. Penalty interest due for late payments should be calculated on a daily basis. The ECB rate can be checked on the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland website

Invoice Queries

IDA Ireland has ten working days to advise suppliers in writing of any queries and/or defects with the invoice that prevent payment being made.  Following acceptance by IDA Ireland of the corrected invoice, IDA Ireland will endeavor to issue payment within 15 days.

The legislation does not oblige payment to be made to a supplier who has failed or refused to comply with a request to produce a tax clearance certificate and it expressly extends the statutory time limit for payment where there are delays in furnishing a tax clearance certificate.  Also the Act does not affect the deduction of withholding tax from any payment to a supplier.

15-Day Payment Requirement, July 2011

The Government extended the non-statutory requirement applicable to Central Government Departments to all public bodies from July 2011, to reduce the payment period by Public Bodies to their suppliers from 30 to 15 days. Every effort, consistent with proper financial procedures, is being made to ensure that all suppliers are paid within this timeframe.

Prompt Payment Return Quarter 4 2017 - PDF 
Prompt Payment Return  July to September  2017 - PDF
Prompt Payment Return April to June 2017 -  Word Doc
Prompt Payment Return January to March 2017 -  Word Doc

Prompt Payment Return September to December 2016- Word Doc
Prompt Payment Return July to September 2016 -  Word Doc
Prompt Payment Return April to June 2016 -  Word Doc
Prompt Payment Return January to March 2016 -  Word Doc



“Buafaimid d’Éirinn, dá muintir agus dá réigiún an chuid is fearr den nuálaíocht agus den infheistíocht idirnáisiúnta ionas go leanfar de chlaochlú na hÉireann ina sochaí cheannasach dhomhanda atá saibhir i dtaca le cruthaitheacht, foghlaim agus leas pearsanta agus sóisialta.

Oibreoimid i gcomhpháirtíocht le heagraíochtaí eile chun an chuid is fearr de chumais agus de thallanna na hÉireann a fheabhsú agus chun iad a chur in oiriúint don chuid is fearr den infheistíocht dhomhanda. A mhéid a bhaineann le gach dream lena n-oibrímid nó lena ndéanaimid teagmháil, comhlíonfaimid ár misin go macánta, go foirfe, ó thaobh gairmiúlachta de, agus go gníomhaíoch.”

IDA Annual Reports as Gaeilge (PDF Files)

Protected Disclosures

IDA Ireland has put in place Procedures for the Making of Protected Disclosures, which have been developed in line with the Protected Disclosures Act, 2014.  The procedures set out in detail the process by which a worker of IDA Ireland can make a protected disclosure, what will happen when a disclosure is made and what IDA Ireland will do to protect the discloser.

Section 22 of the Protected Disclosure Act, 2014 requires that an annual report be published in relation to the protected disclosures received by IDA Ireland. The table below indicates the position:

Year Protected Disclosures Received
2014 Nil
2015 Nil
2016 Nil

Grant Claim Forms for all IDA Ireland Clients

Technical Statement M45 - Used for all grant applications

Capital Grants


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International Offices

We have 28 Offices worldwide helping support companies expand their operations in Ireland.

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