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Investing in Ireland

Ireland is one of the best places in the world to do business. Over 1,150 companies, from global giants to high-growth brands, have already chosen Ireland as their strategic European base.

Forbes magazine has ranked Ireland as one of the best countries for business. This is not just for large multinationals, but also the potential multinationals of the future. IDA nurtures these high-growth companies, helping them forge their future success in Ireland.

Ireland’s performance as a hub for Foreign Direct Investment is unrivalled. We have been rated first in the world for availability of skilled labour, first in the world for inward investment by quality and value, first in the world for investment incentives, and in the top ten most innovative countries in the world.

Ireland is the only English speaking country in the Eurozone and provides an ideal hub for organisations seeking a European base. The brightest talent from across Europe is attracted here, mixing with our own to offer a multinational and multilingual melting pot of skills with a positive attitude to match.

Our youthful workforce is well-educated, mobile, ambitious and adaptable. We combine competitive salaries with a high standard of living which attracts talent from every corner of the world. It's our people and their skills, rich with creative and cultural DNA, which drives Ireland and its FDI investors' success. In fact, we are one of the most productive economies in the EU.

Ireland is home to many of the world’s leading high-performance companies including Intel, Twitter, Pfizer, Citi, Huawei, Takeda, Fujitsu, Novartis and Trend Micro. The country is also positioning itself to become a world leader in the Internet of Things, Big Data, ICT Skills, Energy Efficiency, Health Innovation and Cloud Computing. Many world-class Chinese companies with are currently developing business in Ireland, including Huawei, ICBC, China Development Bank, and Tencent.

IDA, Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, has three offices in China – in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.