Whether you’re an established business looking to meet high performance objectives or a dynamic start-up with global ambitions seeking guaranteed access to a European market of 450 million people, 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, attractive business taxes exceptional people and reputation as a highly attractive place to work and live. 

Ireland delivers an exceptional combination of benefits

A winning combination of an exceptional track record, attractive business taxes, a commitment to the EU, global connectivity and a high quality of life sets Ireland apart.

We’re home to entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders in every sector. Ireland is their choice for many different reasons but they all have one thing in common – they know that Ireland delivers across every investment metric. 

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Quality of life

Data privacy and regulation

The list of successful companies that have chosen Ireland proves that smart decision makers value our pro-business policies.

Ireland delivers on... track record

Ireland is the only English speaking common law trade and investment gateway to the EU.

  • Ireland delivers for the over 950 US companies already benefitting from locating here.   
  • In fact, 156 US companies chose to invest in Ireland in 2023.
  • Over 33% of global businesses who have invested in Ireland are here for 20 years or more.
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In 2023, 83 of 248 US investment decisions were new-name companies, investing in Ireland for the first time.

Ireland delivers on... tax

Ireland has consistent, pro-business, transparent and long established tax policies.

  • 12.5% corporation tax rate on trading profits.
  • Ireland has adopted the global EU minimum tax directive (15%) and OECD Pillar 2 provisions for entities with a global turnover of over €750m.
  • A comprehensive network of double taxation agreements.
  • A highly competitive and refundable 30% R&D tax credit regime.
  • Tax depreciation allowances on the acquisition of IP.
  • An attractive special assignee tax provision (SARP) essentially reducing the cost of assigning employees to Ireland.
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Ireland offers US companies access to the European regulatory system.

Ireland delivers on... talent

The Irish workforce is young, educated, talented and focussed on knowledge intensive and high-tech sectors.

  • The Irish workforce has the highest level of STEM graduates per capita in the EU amongst 25-29 year olds.
  • 45% of 23-34 year olds have completed third-level education – 10% higher than the OECD average.
  • Ireland is part of the EU open labour market – ensuring your Irish based business can benefit from a wide pool of talent.
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Ireland's highly educated and skilled graduates fuel our talent pipeline in science and technology.

Ireland delivers on... connectivity

Ireland is connected to the world with easy passenger and cargo air and sea access to North America, the rest of Europe and the world.

  • Ireland has a range of international airports and Dublin is one of Europe’s busiest trans-atlantic hubs with numerous daily services to North American business centres.
  • Dublin and Shannon airports benefit from the only US immigration pre-clearance in the EU.
  • Ireland is mid-way between US and Asia - delivering same day capability for a range of sectors.
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Ireland delivers Tier 1 high-speed, low-latency networks to the US, UK and EU.

Ireland delivers on... quality of life

Ireland is ranked 8th worldwide on the UN Human Development Index ahead of markets such as the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany.

  • Ireland is ranked the third most peaceful country in the world in 2023.
  • International indexes rank Ireland among the best places in the world for satisfaction levels, household income, education standards, health and life expectancy.
  • Ireland delivers a beautiful unspoilt environment, a vibrant social and cultural scene and enticing sports and leisure facilities that are second to none.
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Ireland provides access to a highly-skilled, English-speaking, flexible workforce.

Ireland delivers on...
data privacy and regulation

Your business can benefit from making Ireland your EU one-stop-shop for data privacy and regulation. Privacy policies and procedures can largely be replicated to facilitate access to the entire EU market, once your business is established in Ireland in compliance with EU data protection regulations.

  • The new EU - US Data Protection Framework allows participating companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the US - without the need for additional data protection safeguards.
  • Your business can also use Ireland as a base to achieve both efficient and economic compliance with EU-wide legislation such as the EU Digital Markets Act and EU Digital Services Act and the proposed EU AI Act.
  • Your business will also benefit from cooperation between Irish state bodies and regulators that delivers a consistent and coherent framework for operating on an EU wide basis.
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The EU - US Data Protection Framework allows companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the US .

Interested? Get in touch

We know that your business is unique and that you’ll have questions about how Ireland can deliver for you. We’d like to tell you more about how our KPMG teams can help your business succeed here in Ireland – your gateway to Europe.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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