Ensuring social stability

Under its Project Ireland 2040 strategy, the Irish Government plans major public investments targeted towards vital infrastructure, together with developing wellbeing indices to track key metrics around quality of life.

A progressive tax system reduces income inequality and fosters social stability
High levels of public investment planned for housing, infrastructure and healthcare

Open, diverse, multicultural

You’ll find Ireland is an open, multicultural, multilingual place. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion in society and industry. According to InterNations’ Expat Insider 2021 report, Irish people are extremely friendly towards foreign residents.

200 different nationalities represented in Ireland
22% of employees at FDI firms in Ireland are international

Quality of life

Recognised international indexes rank Ireland among the best places in the world for quality of life, satisfaction levels, household income, education standards, health and life expectancy.

2nd highest quality of life in the world (UN HDI)
Among the highest life satisfaction in the OECD

Variety of locations

Ireland’s regions have plenty to offer business, from the North-West to the South-West via the Midlands, while every corner of Ireland offers a wide range of leisure activities for all tastes and ages.

Regional locations offer lower living costs than urban centres
65% of Irish professionals live outside Dublin

Young and dynamic

Ireland can rightly claim to be the most dynamic economy in the EU. We have the youngest population in Europe and one of the most educated and diverse workforces in the world — not to mention the most flexible and adaptable.

34% of the population aged 25 or less (Europe’s youngest workforce)
Higher third level education compared to EU average (55.4% vs 39.4%)

Success Story

Its strong pool of skilled and diverse talent, booming digital and technology sector, and rich heritage of arts and culture, make it such an attractive base for a platform that prides itself on being an inclusive home for creative expression

Vanessa Pappas
Chief Operating Officer, TikTok
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Autodesk announces 200 new jobs at its new EMEA HQ in Dublin's Silicon Docks.
Success Story

The IDA played a key role in introducing us to everyone in the community and ease the process. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome

Scott Herren
CFO, Autodesk
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IDA trade mission to the West Coast to meet CEO Adam Selipsky.
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, AWS
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Visual of the Dundalk plant before construction commenced.
Success Story

We are committed to Ireland and will work with all local partners to build this state-of-art next generation biomanufacturing facility as a showcase to the global biotech community

Dr Chris Chen
CEO, WuXi Biologics
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Stryker grand opening in Cork in 2017.
Success Story

Innovation, game changing technology and the opportunity to positively impact peoples’ lives are some of the reasons people love working with Stryker in Ireland

Aidan O'Shea
Vice President of Stryker’s Ireland and UK locations
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State Street selects Ireland for its new global cybersecurity and technology unit.
Success Story

Ireland’s tech ecosystem and financial services credentials alongside Kilkenny’s central location and access to talent from third level institutions in Dublin, Carlow, Waterford and beyond were all compelling factors in our location decision

Tadhg Young
State Street, Head of Ireland
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TikTok’s Rapid Rise in Ireland
Autodesk Finds the Location and Talent it Needs to Grow
Ireland is Home to Amazon's First Infrastructure Region Outside the US
WuXi Biologics Chooses Ireland as the Location for its First International ‘Factory of the Future’
Leading MedTech Company Stryker in Ireland over 20 Years
95% of State Street's Kilkenny Workforce Have 3rd Level Qualification