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Chosen by Leaders

Globally recognised names including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Tencent and many more have chosen Ireland for major European operations. Ireland is home to:

16 of the top 20 global tech companies and the top 3 enterprise software providers
106,000+ people are employed in the ICT industry.

Proven to Deliver

By setting up in Ireland, you’ll become part of the global hub of choice for strategic activities of world-leading tech companies, including software development, shared services, advanced manufacturing, cloud services, EMEA inside sales and hardware and software R&D.

70+ years record in attracting and retaining top-tier foreign direct investment
50% of tech companies have been here for 10+ years; 33% for over two decades

A Thriving Talent Pipeline

Ireland has one of the strongest talent pipelines for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in Europe. Our technology sector benefits from high levels of Government support for, and investment in, skills programmes.

Third-level STEM graduates highest in Europe per 1,000 of population
High level of software developers in EU per one million inhabitants

Ready for the Future

Technology never stands still; neither do we. Ireland is constantly developing educational programmes and skills initiatives to further increase the talent pool across the entire spectrum of tech roles for new and emerging areas.

40+ companies in Ireland using or developing AI technologies
Education in blockchain, cloud, cybersecurity, analytics, software engineering and more

Rewarding Innovation

Publicly funded Irish research centres support and complement corporations’ own R&D activities taking place in Ireland. Ireland’s Knowledge Box, or patent box, meets the OECD standard.

Highly competitive financial incentives for investors carrying out R&D in Ireland
Active industry clusters support collaboration between corporations and researchers

We have tonnes of amazing customers, we continue to innovate so Salesforce is going to be in Ireland for a very long time.

Carolan Lennon
Country Leader, Salesforce Ireland

See What Sets Ireland Apart

Salesforce Tower Dublin
Success Story

We have tonnes of amazing customers, we continue to innovate so Salesforce is going to be in Ireland for a very long time.

Carolan Lennon
Country Leader, Salesforce Ireland
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Analog Devices Semiconductor R&D and Manufacturing Facility Opening
Success Story

Since 1976, Ireland has been a critical innovation centre for ADI, thanks to its strong academic and research organisations, business ecosystem, and progressive government leadership. This next-generation semiconductor manufacturing facility and expanded R&D team will further extend ADI Limerick’s global influence.

Vincent Roche
CEO and Chair, Analog Devices
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IDA Ireland CEO Michael Lohen speaks at HPE R&D center opening in Galway
Success Story

Ireland has an incredible technology-focused economy and a highly skilled workforce, and our investment in the country will further develop the country as a critical market for HPE’s global business, as well as benefitting our customers, partners, team members and the citizens of Ireland.

Antonio Neri
President and CEO of HPE
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Ericsson Athlone
Success Story

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
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In 2023, AMD announced a four-year $135 million investment in Irish operations
Success Story

For nearly three decades, Ireland has been a flagship European R&D centre developing adaptive computing solutions, drawing from a strong and highly-skilled workforce. By further investing and expanding our presence in Dublin and Cork, we are committed to continuing to both drive innovation in Ireland and to support the European semiconductor ecosystem.

Ruth Cotter
SVP, Marketing, Communications and Human Resources, AMD
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2,500+ people now work at Salesforce in Ireland 
1500 employees across three sites in Ireland (Limerick, Cork and Dublin)
50+ years for HPE in Ireland
One of Ireland’s largest enterprise software development centres 
AMD presence in Ireland dates back to 1994 via Xilinx acquisition