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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
37,000+ people are employed in the industry, generating €35bn+ in annual exports

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

Its strong pool of skilled and diverse talent, booming digital and technology sector, and rich heritage of arts and culture, make it such an attractive base for a platform that prides itself on being an inclusive home for creative expression

Vanessa Pappas
Chief Operating Officer, TikTok

See What Sets Ireland Apart

TikTok.
Success Story

Its strong pool of skilled and diverse talent, booming digital and technology sector, and rich heritage of arts and culture, make it such an attractive base for a platform that prides itself on being an inclusive home for creative expression

Vanessa Pappas
Chief Operating Officer, TikTok
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Autodesk and IDA review new headquarters plans.
Success Story

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
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IDA trade mission to the West Coast to meet CEO Adam Selipsky.
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, AWS
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Zendesk celebrating their jobs expansion with IDA Ireland.
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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CEO Martin Shanahan at Hubspot HQ.
Success Story

“The first team that you hire and second over to the location is so critically important. They’re the founding team so you’ve got to get the hiring right. You’ve got to send some of your best, most talented and culturally astute people to build that office”

JD Sherman
HubSpot COO
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TikTok’s Rapid Rise in Ireland
Autodesk Finds the Location and Talent it Needs to Grow
Ireland is Home to Amazon's First Infrastructure Region Outside the US
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.