Why Ireland

A great place to do business

Ireland is consistently ranked among the best countries for doing business – first in the world for the availability of skilled labour, first for inward investment, first for flexibility and adptability of workforce and first for investment incentives (IMD). It also has a well-established, clear and transparent pro-business tax environment and wide tax treaty network.

A mature financial centre at the heart of Europe

Ireland is sophisticated and mature financial services centre supporting global investment business, with experienced staff, regulators and service providers, offering asset managers a wide array of supports ranging from administration and depositories to trade management and securities lending.

The best people

The only English-speaking country in the Eurozone, with the youngest workforce in Europe – over 40% are under 29 years old. Ireland also has over 130,000 degree-level students across business, law and STEM disciplines.

An established asset management centre

In tandem with Ireland’s development as the location of choice for the servicing of internationally distributed investment funds, both front and middle office activities have also grown. Assets of approximately €280 billion are now managed from Ireland, with leading international firms including Pioneer, State Street Global Advisors and Mediolanum having a substantial presence

The technology centre of Europe

Ireland is a leading global technology centre with state-of-the-art infrastructure and every major industry player - the availability of investment management skills together with a globally recognised pool of skilled IT professionals makes Ireland particularly attractive for IT intensive functions.

An ideal centre for European distribution

Ireland is a committed member of the European Union and provides companies with guaranteed access to the European market. The only English speaking country in the Eurozone, it provides an ideal hub for organisations developing and marketing products across Europe.

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IDA Ireland - Facts 2015