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Rich diverse ecosystem

Ireland is home to a broad range of digital consumer and business companies, from social media giants, cutting-edge software houses and games developers, to online retailers, AV production studios and entertainment companies.

1st for national culture open to new ideas (IMD)
18% of IDA Ireland clients work in the media/business/digital sector

Incentives and support

Avail of a wide range of supports for inward investment in digital and online content, such as the new Digital Games Tax Credit or Section 481 that incentivises film and TV, animation and creative documentary production in Ireland.

Globally significant tax reliefs of 32% on eligible projects
Financial incentives and industry supports for innovation and R&D

Digital flourishes here

With its track record in attracting operations of leading technology multinationals, Ireland is the ideal location for the new wave of digital disruptors creating world-class content and customer experiences.

9 of the top 10 US technology and software companies are in Ireland
Industry-focused research centres offer talent and collaboration opportunities

Talent lives here

Ireland can rightly claim to be the most dynamic economy in the EU. We have its youngest population (33% aged 25 or less) and one of its most diverse – not to mention the most flexible and adaptable.

First in the world for labour productivity (OECD)
Superior attainment rate for third level education vs EU (55.4% vs 39.4%)

Talent thrives here

Tap into high-quality talent right across Ireland. The high quality of life, together with a thriving digital and media sector, makes us a magnet for talent beyond our shores. And as an EU member, we avail of unrestricted access to a labour force of 250 million people.

Ireland ranks 1st globally for attracting and retaining talent
Flexible work permit regulations for non-EU citizens

We are grateful to have found a home in Dublin for Shutterstock, and the city’s innovative and tech-forward culture makes it the perfect fit for our engineering and research and development teams. Our Ireland hub connects us to key players around the world and helps us drive our business forward relentlessly.

Doug Anderson
Vice President of Engineering at Shutterstock

See What Sets Ireland Apart

Autodesk announces 200 new jobs at its new EMEA HQ in Dublin's Silicon Docks.
Success Story

We selected Dublin because of its global business environment, talent, ability to support European languages, excellent long-term cost structure, and quality of life for employees. Dublin is a vibrant, multicultural and creative city. These qualities align well with our brand and culture and we think Dublin will be a great fit for us.

Andrew Anagnost
Autodesk CEO
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Picture from the opening of AWS’ new 170,000 sq ft Dublin campus
Success Story

There is an abundance of talent in Ireland which helped us to exceed our talent growth targets ahead of schedule. Ireland is a great place to do business, the country’s creative culture and diverse pool of technical skills make it an ideal location for our rapidly expanding business

Mike Beary
Ireland Country Manager (2017-2023), AWS
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Qualtrics announcing further job expansions.
Success Story

Ultimately, what you want is a geography where you can build an office that has broad market coverage. For a company going into Europe, Ireland has the lowest cost to set up a business, with a broad pool of talent from across the EU

Jared Smith
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The view from inside HubSpot’s Dublin office
Success Story

The HubSpot team in Ireland is an incredibly talented and passionate group that thrives on providing tailored solutions to individual customer challenges, all of which adds up to making a big impact globally.

Christian Kinnear
VP and Managing Director EMEA, HubSpot
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Software leader relocates its EMEA HQ to Dublin
Cloud leader has invested $2billion+ in its Irish operations
Qualtrics Chooses Ireland for its Skills Base
There’s an old Irish saying that a good start is half the work; it’s proven true for HubSpot when setting up its international base.