Business & Innovation

A will to succeed

Ireland has the infrastructure, talent and culture to support innovation from startups to international corporations. We are an educated, creative and resourceful people, recognised for our adaptability when faced with new challenges. Our dynamic business environment and multi-cultural population have made Ireland the fastest growing economy in the European Union and home to global leaders across an array of sectors.

Ireland Means Business

The Irish economy is the fastest growing in Europe, blending indigenous innovation with some of the world’s biggest multinationals. We’re a committed member of the European Union with a highly-educated multinational workforce. And we’re the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone, which gives us a unique advantage when it comes to business.

For a small country, with a population of just 4.75 million, our impact is global. We are the 7th largest exporter of medicines in the world and are home to 9 of the top 10 global software companies and 15 of the top 25 financial services companies. Ireland is so much more than beautiful and rugged landscapes – it’s a place of imagination and enterprise. Read on for five compelling reasons why Ireland means business.

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of the Top 10 global pharma companies are based here (OECD)
the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone.

of 25-34-year olds have a third level qualification (OECD 2017)

Bord Bia

The Irish Food Board.

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Ireland's Seafood Development Agency.

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Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Implementing the Government’s policies of stimulating the productive capacity of the economy and creating an environment which supports job-creation and jobs maintenance.

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Design & Crafts Council Ireland

Supporting the commercial development of Irish designers and makers, stimulating innovation, championing design thinking and informing Government policy.

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Enterprise Ireland

Working in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.

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IDA Ireland

Promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services.

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Local Enterprise Office

Promoting entrepreneurship, fostering business start-ups and developing existing micro and small businesses.

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Údarás na Gaeltachta

Supporting the economic, social and cultural development of the Gaeltacht.

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