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Setup a business in Ireland
Over 1,200 companies have chosen Ireland as their base to serve the European market and beyond. If you are considering a European operation - choose Ireland, you'll be in good company. The Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Ireland has national responsibility for securing new investment from overseas in manufacturing and international services sectors. Enterprise Ireland is responsible for assisting overseas companies in the food, drink and timber sectors to locate in Ireland. Shannon Development is a regional development agency for the Mid-West.

Why Ireland?
Vibrant Economy - five straight years of stunning economic performance
Creation of the Irish Tiger economy - PDF (Adobe Page Reader required)
Favourable Corporate Taxation - only 10% tax on profits until 2003, then 12.5%
Youngest European population - highly educated, highly motivated and flexible
Competitive Operating Costs - lower than most European countries
Strong Infrastructure - digital office parks, $5billion invested in telecom infrastructure
eBusiness ready - read recent developments on

You'll be in good company
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology to establish in Ireland
18 of the world's top twenty pharmaceutical corporations in Ireland
RAND located its European Headquarters in Dublin
Ireland's reputation for craftsmanship and attention to detail
Pan-European call centres flourish

About Ireland
Quick facts - the numbers: GDP, Exports, population, climate…etc.
Vital statistics - Economy, Demographics, Education, Labour Costs, Productivity…etc.
Industry profiles - eBusiness, Electronics, Engineering, Medical, Software, Financial… etc.
Infrastructure Physical and social infrastructure

What help is available?
IDA's international offices - contact an office near you
Help for Food and Drink companies - Enterprise Ireland
Help for Timber companies - Enterprise Ireland

Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Ireland established by the government to assists overseas manufacturing and international services companies invest in Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland, established by the government to help you to connect with Irish companies.

Shannon Development established by the government to promote the Shannon estuary as an international tourism and industrial location.

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