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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

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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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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Qualtrics announcing further job expansions.
Success Story

Ultimately, what you want is a geography where you can build an office that has broad market coverage. For a company going into Europe, Ireland has the lowest cost to set up a business, with a broad pool of talent from across the EU

Jared Smith
Co-Founder
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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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65 highly skilled manufacturing staff to serve the EU market
Success Story

Our presence in Ireland has created employment opportunities for skilled workers, improved our ability to respond to our customers’ needs, and dramatically reduced our environmental impact.

Greg Cook
dōTERRA Co-Founder and Board Chair
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Cloud leader has invested $2billion+ in its Irish operations
Gene therapy startup chooses Ireland for commercial-scale manufacturing
Qualtrics Chooses Ireland for its Skills Base
Ireland is a strategic IT and engineering hub for chip giant
Company chooses Cork as its first international manufacturing site

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