Ireland is a great place for business and a great place to live

Whether you are a dynamic start-up seeking guaranteed access to a European market of 460 million people or an established business looking to meet high performance objectives, Ireland delivers.

However, don’t just take our word for it – the list of successful companies that have chosen Ireland proves that smart decision makers value our pro- business policies, exceptional people and reputation as a highly attractive place to work and live. We’re also famous for our warm welcome and ‘can do’ attitude, so please get in touch and we’ll make sure you get the most out of your decision to choose Ireland.

Ireland is the location of choice for successful businesses

A winning combination of talented people, an enduring commitment to the EU and an exceptional track record sets Ireland apart. We’re home to entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders in every sector. They choose Ireland for many different reasons but they each have one thing in common – a desire to succeed in a business friendly European gateway that’s great for business and great for living.

We look forward to working with you and telling you about how - if you choose Ireland – our KPMG teams can help your business succeed.

Track record

With our stable, pro-business environment it’s no wonder that not only have so many of the world’s most dynamic organisations chosen Ireland, but they are also still here following decades of success. According to the IMD World Competitiveness rankings, Ireland is ranked ahead of markets such as the UK, Germany and France.

Furthermore, Ireland remains the fastest growing economy in the Eurozone, with sustainably managed public finances and an ‘A’ grade from all major credit rating agencies. Importantly – Ireland is globally connected. From utilities and networks to transport links, Ireland offers easy access to the EU market and international supply chains.


The Irish workforce is highly skilled and adaptable. Attainment in higher education is high among 25-34 year olds in Ireland at 58%, which is 17% above the EU average. Furthermore, Ireland is part of the EU open labour market thus ensuring that your Irish based business can benefit from a wide pool of European talent.

Ireland is also increasingly multilingual, with a wide range of skilled people able to converse fluently in languages, in addition to English. Each year Ireland attracts a significant influx of foreign workers eager to work in a dynamic and enjoyable environment with a pro-European and diverse outlook. 

Quality of life

Those who move to Ireland are attracted by a beautiful unspoilt environment, a vibrant social and cultural scene and ease of access to other countries. The most recent UN Human Development Index places Ireland second-highest in the world for quality of life based on a comparative assessment of metrics such as health, education and income in each country.

Ireland is one of very few countries with the ability to pre-clear US customs and immigration at the point of departure to the US. And Ireland was included in National Geographic’s Traveller’s Cool List 2020 as one of the most attractive places in the world to visit.

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