• Ireland has the youngest population in Europe and one of the most educated workforces in the world.
  • The education system is amongst the best in the world
  • Ireland is implementing a National Skills Strategy & Action Plan for Education, which aims to make Irish education training the best in Europe by 2026

Working in Ireland

  • Proportionally Ireland has the 4th Highest International workforce in the EU. 
  • Ireland ranks 1st globally for attracting and retaining international talent.
  • IDA Ireland works in close consultation with the relevant Irish authorities on employment permit and visa matters
  • Companies recruiting from outside the EU can avail of streamlined employment permit applications under the Trusted Partner Initiative.


The National Development Plan 2018 – 2027 focuses on ten strategic investment priorities including enterprise, skills and innovation capacity, housing and sustainable urban development, the national road network, environmentally sustainable public action and climate action.

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