Doing Business with Ireland
There are a number of Irish State agencies dedicated to the promotion of trade, tourism and inward investment:
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets.
IDA Ireland’s main objective is to encourage investment into Ireland by foreign-owned companies. It works as a strategic partner and provides consultancy and support services free of charge to help organisations set-up and grow.
Bord Bia is the Irish Food Board. It is an Irish state agency with the aim of promoting sales of Irish food and horticulture both abroad and in Ireland itself. It acts as a link between Irish producers and their customers worldwide. For that purpose it has several overseas offices in, amongst other cities, Amsterdam, Shanghai and New York.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Tourism Ireland is responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday destination.