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Why Companies Choose Ireland

From large established multinationals to high-growth scaling companies, Ireland offers the perfect platform for continued success. Join more than 1,800 international businesses that chose Ireland to scale quickly and attract talent.

Success Stories - See What Sets Ireland Apart

Launch of Dell's Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab
Success Story

Ireland has evolved and has established itself as a global digital leader. You’ve got a young and highly educated population and Ireland is a natural bridge between North America and Europe, and it helps us take care of our customers on both sides of the Atlantic. And of course serve the 500 million people in the EU from our Irish operations.

Michael Dell
CEO, Dell Technologies
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Qualcomm announced $127M investment in cutting-edge R&D at Cork campus November 2023
Success Story

Ireland is one of Qualcomm’s fastest growing R&D Centres, and the availability of talent and motivated people… are making meaningful contributions in terms of our technology roadmap.

Cristiano Amon
CEO, Qualcomm Technologies
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MeiraGTx’s industry-leading gene therapy manufacturing facility in Shannon
Success Story

MeiraGTx’s Shannon facility is unique, not only in Ireland but globally, as it streamlines gene therapy development, testing and manufacturing capabilities together in-house. This significantly reduces the time to patients for advanced therapeutic products, with months or potentially years saved.” -

Alexandria Forbes
President and CEO of MeiraGTx
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Irish operation is strategically important due to multinationals’ presence in Ireland
Success Story

We are incredibly proud to celebrate five years of success in our Dublin office, which has included extensive collaboration with Ireland’s robust business community. We provide crucial immigration support to our Ireland-based clients and international companies that thrive in the country’s supportive economic climate and increasingly streamlined business immigration system.

Ángel Bello Cortés
Partner and head of Fragomen’s Dublin office
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World Nomads Group announced Cork as their European headquarters in 2018
Success Story

Cork is renowned for its dynamic blend of innovation, skilled talent pool, and accessibility, so it really ticked all the boxes in terms of our ambitions. The city benefits from a robust infrastructure and connectivity. Its strategic proximity to other European markets facilitates efficient engagement with partners and customers, amplifying the potential for growth.

Jonathan Frankham
World Nomads General Manager, UK and Europe
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Irish operations are at the core of Dell Technologies global business supporting key functions
Ireland is a strategic IT and engineering hub for chip giant
Gene therapy startup chooses Ireland for commercial-scale manufacturing
In 2023, Fragomen celebrated five years in Ireland
Since reopening after Covid, team in Ireland has doubled in one year from 18 to 37

Ireland is Home to the Top Industry Leaders

Engineering

Come to the place for growing numbers of industrial engineering and technology companies

Growing numbers of industrial engineering and technology companies in manufacturing, research and innovation choose Ireland as their base
Principal industry sectors include automotive, aerospace, chemicals and advanced materials, automation and industrial technology
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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

Green Economy

Set up in a sustainable location for investment that supports your environmental goals

Growing green: supporting you in achieving your environmental goals
A sustainable location for inward investment on your way to net zero
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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

MedTech

Be part of one of Europe’s largest MedTech exporters and a global centre of excellence

Join a long established centre of excellence for medtech activity
MedTech activity spans product, process and digital innovation, manufacturing, technology operations and business services
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Biopharma

Align with the world's third largest pharmaceuticals exporter – a proven path into Europe

Be part of an established ecosystem for pharmaceutical and biopharma activity, combining technology, talent and research
We offer regulatory stability, sub-supply capability, a multicultural workforce and collaboration opportunities with industry partners
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Pharmaceutical manufacturing in Ireland continues to perform very well contributing strongly to exports and economic growth and provides excellent career opportunities.

Dr Paul Duffy
Vice-President, Pfizer Global Supply

Technology

See why the world’s leading names in tech choose Ireland as a strategic base

See why the world’s leading names in technology choose Ireland as a strategic base of operations
Scale rapidly with easy access to talent and skills that evolve to meet industry needs
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Ericsson creates game-changing technologies and services that shape our future and here in Athlone, as one of Ericsson’s largest R&D centres, we are at the forefront of opening new possibilities in communication for the world.

Denis Dullea
Head of Research and Development at Ericsson Athlone

Financial Services

Join a thriving international financial services hub serving every major global economy

Be part of a thriving location for international financial services that serves every major economy in the world
As financial services and technology converge, Ireland is a strategic hub for industry collaboration and innovation
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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

Business Services

Avail of high quality IT, superb infrastructure and talent to serve major markets

A low-risk, quick start-up, high-performance knowledge economy for business service operations
Avail of high quality IT, superb infrastructure and human resource skills, to serve major markets from Ireland
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Media

Tap into a source of storytellers, makers and creators in media, digital, gaming and more

From animation to adtech, content and creativity, platforms and publishers, Ireland is a fertile ground for media, digital, gaming and more
Calling the disruptors: tap into a hive of doers, thinkers, storytellers, makers, creators and innovators
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We are grateful to have found a home in Dublin for Shutterstock, and the city’s innovative and tech-forward culture makes it the perfect fit for our engineering and research and development teams. Our Ireland hub connects us to key players around the world and helps us drive our business forward relentlessly.

Doug Anderson
Vice President of Engineering at Shutterstock