• Ireland is a stable, competitive, secure and pro-business country
  • Ireland is a committed member of the EU Single Market and the Eurozone
  • Ireland has a highly skilled, educated, young and multicultural population
Ireland's EU Membership

Ireland's EU Membership

Ireland is a committed member of the EU Single Market and the Eurozone and there is strong public support for Ireland's EU membership

  • 88% believe that Ireland has benefitted from EU membership
  • ​83% are positive about EU Membership 
Eurobarometer March 2019/August 2019

Export Markets

 Overseas companies continue to be significant exporters from Ireland, with IDA clients accounting for 67% of national exports in 2017 (€189bn). The country’s main markets are the EU and the USA, and the main exporting sectors are:

GDP Growth %

The Irish economy is the fastest growing in the Eurozone
Country 2018 2019 (F) 2020 (F)
IRELAND 6.8 4.1 3.4
Hong Kong SAR 3.0 2.7 3.0
Singapore 3.2 2.3 2.4
New Zealand 3.0 2.5 2.9
Netherlands 2.5 1.8 1.7
United States 2.9 2.6 1.9
Norway 1.4 2.0 1.9
1.4 1.3 1.4
Switzerland 2.5 1.1 1.5

0.8 0.9 0.4
Italy 0.9 0.1 0.8
Source: IMF World Economic Outlook, April 2019/July 2019

Facts about Ireland 2019

Facts about Ireland including information on the economy, workforce, government, employment, corporate tax rate, competitiveness, infrastructure and more. 

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