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Ensuring social stability

Under its Project Ireland 2040 strategy, the Irish Government plans major public investments targeted towards vital infrastructure, together with developing wellbeing indices to track key metrics around quality of life.

A progressive tax system reduces income inequality and fosters social stability
High levels of public investment planned for housing, infrastructure and healthcare

Open, diverse, multicultural

You’ll find Ireland is an open, multicultural, multilingual place. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion in society and industry. According to InterNations’ Expat Insider 2021 report, Irish people are extremely friendly towards foreign residents.

200 different nationalities represented in Ireland
22% of employees at FDI firms in Ireland are international

Quality of life

Recognised international indexes rank Ireland among the best places in the world for quality of life, satisfaction levels, household income, education standards, health and life expectancy.

2nd highest quality of life in the world (UN HDI)
Among the highest life satisfaction in the OECD

Variety of locations

Ireland’s regions have plenty to offer business, from the North-West to the South-West via the Midlands, while every corner of Ireland offers a wide range of leisure activities for all tastes and ages.

Regional locations offer lower living costs than urban centres
65% of Irish professionals live outside Dublin

Young and dynamic

Ireland can rightly claim to be the most dynamic economy in the EU. We have the youngest population in Europe and one of the most educated and diverse workforces in the world — not to mention the most flexible and adaptable.

34% of the population aged 25 or less (Europe’s youngest workforce)
Higher third level education compared to EU average (55.4% vs 39.4%)

Autodesk announces 200 new jobs at its new EMEA HQ in Dublin's Silicon Docks.
Success Story

We selected Dublin because of its global business environment, talent, ability to support European languages, excellent long-term cost structure, and quality of life for employees. Dublin is a vibrant, multicultural and creative city. These qualities align well with our brand and culture and we think Dublin will be a great fit for us.

Andrew Anagnost
Autodesk CEO
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Picture from the opening of AWS’ new 170,000 sq ft Dublin campus
Success Story

There is an abundance of talent in Ireland which helped us to exceed our talent growth targets ahead of schedule. Ireland is a great place to do business, the country’s creative culture and diverse pool of technical skills make it an ideal location for our rapidly expanding business

Mike Beary
Ireland Country Manager (2017-2023), AWS
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WuXi Biologics’ biopharma manufacturing site in Dundalk
Success Story

We are committed to Ireland and will work with all local partners to build this state-of-art next generation biomanufacturing facility as a showcase to the global biotech community

Dr Chris Chen
CEO, WuXi Biologics
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Stryker’s Irish operations are its largest innovation and manufacturing hub outside USA
Success Story

Stryker's presence in Ireland is more than just a business expansion; it's a journey of mutual growth, skills development, and technological innovation that helps position Ireland as a global hub for leading innovation in the medical technology industry.

Dr Bernard O’Connor
VP Advanced Operations & Global Additive Technologies
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State Street has been in Ireland for more than 25 years
Success Story

Ireland’s tech ecosystem and financial services credentials alongside Kilkenny’s central location and access to talent from third level institutions in Dublin, Carlow, Waterford and beyond were all compelling factors in our location decision

Tadhg Young
State Street, Head of Ireland
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Software leader relocates its EMEA HQ to Dublin
Cloud leader has invested $2billion+ in its Irish operations
Pioneering Asian company locates first overseas factory in Ireland
Ireland is home to Stryker’s European Operations headquarters
Continued expansion at four Irish sites over 20+ years