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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 1,700 international businesses that chose Ireland to scale quickly and attract talent.

Success Stories - See What Sets Ireland Apart

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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Employment at Limerick stands at over 1,400 people
Success Story

In order to make space in our New York facilities to accommodate our COVID-19 efforts, we needed to ramp-up capacity here in Limerick. Despite ramping up commercial production sooner than planned, my team hasn’t missed a beat. You can only perform like this if you have good people, and Ireland has lots of good people, so we are excited to be hiring 400 more.

Dan Van Plew
Executive Vice President & General Manager of IOPS, Regeneron
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Zendesk
Success Story

Ireland has really become a place where a lot of Europeans want to work and we've been very lucky in attracting great talent from all over Europe that are now working in Dublin

Mikkel Svane
CEO, Zendesk
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November 2020, the company opened its European R&D Centre of Excellence in Cork
Success Story

The timing and scale of this Cadence investment is a real boost to Cork’s growing reputation as a specialised R&D hub. Due to our proximity to the University College Cork and Munster Technological University as well as to Ireland’s largest ICT research centre, The Tyndall Institute, the region provides an amazing engineering and computer science talent pool to draw from.

Steven Holland
Software Engineering Group Director and Cork Site Leader, Cadence
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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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Gene therapy startup chooses Ireland for commercial-scale manufacturing
Biologics leader scales rapidly across two strategic sites in Ireland
Zendesk Expands Team to 500 Staff in Ireland
Cork facility designated as European R&D Centre of Excellence
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

Ireland is the European location of choice for growing numbers of industrial engineering and technology companies in manufacturing, research and innovation
Principal industry sectors include automotive, aerospace, chemicals and advanced materials, automation and industrial technology
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The IDA played a key role in introducing us to everyone in the community and ease the process. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome

Scott Herren
CFO, Autodesk

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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Innovation, game changing technology and the opportunity to positively impact peoples’ lives are some of the reasons people love working with Stryker in Ireland

Aidan O'Shea
Vice President of Stryker’s Ireland and UK locations

MedTech

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

Join one of Europe’s leading locations for MedTech investment’
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