1,200 multinationals including ICBC, Huawei, Google, Apple, Facebook, Citigroup, Pfizer, and Microsoft all use Ireland to serve European and global markets.
Over 30,000 people are directly employed in financial services in Ireland’s capital, Dublin, making it one of Europe’s major financial centres.
In the funds space, for example, €900 billion is domiciled in Ireland, while in aircraft leasing, 50% of the world’s commercial aircraft fleet (over €83 billion in assets) is managed from Dublin.
Information Technology and Gaming
Ireland already hosts 9 of the world’s top 10 IT companies, including the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, plus an emerging generation of gaming software developers.
Ireland is the recognised global destination to domicile and / or base your IT functions – an ideal fit with Ireland’s competitive tax environment, neutral political stance, and educated workforce.
Healthcare and Pharma
Tax deductable IPR spend; the highest rates of university education in the EU and a 25 per cent R&D tax credit all attract investment.
Eight of the world’s top 10 pharma companies and 15 of the world’s top 20 medical device companies are already in Ireland.
Agribusiness, Food and Beverage
Ireland’s agricultural output can feed a population more than 10 times its own size.
Ireland’s premium quality exports (including dairy produce, infant formula, beef, pork, poultry, seafood, whiskey, cream liqueur and beer) mean Ireland is a major net exporter of food produce globally.
Recognised for its high standards of management and technology, Ireland has strong credentials in organic food, food safety, and supply chain traceability.
Ireland has huge wind and marine power potential, and is interconnected with the UK grid at competitive feed-in tariffs.
Ireland is emerging as a centre for marine and smart grid technologies, with academic, industrial research and manufacturing credentials.
Learn more about the Eurozone’s only English-speaking nation
Source: Forbes, 2012
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“Ireland is renowned globally as a business friendly country with a competitive corporate tax rate of 12.5% and a well educated workforce. Ireland is also the only English speaking country in the Eurozone. For these reasons, a large number of Global Companies have setup their international / European headquarters in Ireland.
Similar to Asian cultures, Irish culture is friendly and welcoming. Asian professionals and students are well received and respected within Irish society. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has a sizeable Asian community with a large number of Asian shops and traditional Asian restaurants - making you feel like it’s a home from home.“
Chen Tian MBS Finance, QFA
Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking
“We have been very happy with the development of our business in Ireland to date and with the quality of support and assistance we have obtained from our advisers and the IDA in developing our business over the last few years.“
Deputy General Manager
ICBC International Leasing Co., Ltd.
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