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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

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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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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The view from inside HubSpot’s Dublin office
Success Story

The HubSpot team in Ireland is an incredibly talented and passionate group that thrives on providing tailored solutions to individual customer challenges, all of which adds up to making a big impact globally.

Christian Kinnear
VP and Managing Director EMEA, HubSpot
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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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Cloud leader has invested $2billion+ in its Irish operations
Zendesk Expands Team to 500 Staff in Ireland
There’s an old Irish saying that a good start is half the work; it’s proven true for HubSpot when setting up its international base.
50+ years for HPE in Ireland