IDA Ireland Facts about Ireland 2023

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IDA Ireland has published its “Facts about Ireland 2023” report report highlighting Ireland’s strengths in attracting foreign investment through its talent pool, pro-business policies, competitive incentives, and track record with global companies.

The IDA (Industrial Development Authority) is Ireland’s foreign direct investment agency responsible for attracting overseas companies to establish operations in Ireland.

IDA Ireland Facts about Ireland 2023

  • Ireland is the second largest exporter of computer and IT services in the world.
  • There are over 1,700 multinational companies located in Ireland, employing over 330,000 people.
  • The top multinational companies in Ireland by employment are Apple, Intel, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson.
  • The sectors with the most multinational employees are ICT, life sciences, financial services, business services, and engineering.
  • Over 200,000 jobs have been created by multinationals in Ireland in the last 10 years.
  • Ireland has a highly educated talent pool – over 53% of 25-34 year olds have a third level qualification.
  • Ireland consistently ranks highly on global indexes for innovation, competitiveness, ease of doing business, and availability of skilled talent.
  • Government incentives and Ireland’s business-friendly environment attract significant foreign direct investment, especially from U.S. multinationals.
  • IDA Ireland partners with multinationals looking to establish or expand operations in Ireland through funding, property solutions, talent assistance, and other supports.

You can download the report here


Steven Galvin

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