Ireland is one of the best places in the world to do business. We know that because international surveys consistently place us in the top half dozen locations and, more importantly, because the corporations which have invested here tell us so. Updated April 2014.
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Sources: - World Bank Doing Business 2013 - IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2013 - PriceWaterHouseCoopers 2013 - Global Innovation Index 2013 - Site Locator: The Global Best-to-Invest Ranking 2013 - IBM Global Location Trends 2013 - Economist Intelligence Unit 2013 - OECD 2013 - Eurostat population statistics Strong Education System 60%of students go on to higher education ducationE Access to European market of 500 millionconsumers uropeE English speaking business location nglishE Ireland has a rich History of achievements in Science & Technology and continues to invest in its research and technology capabilities. echnologyT 8 billion Invested in Science, Technology & Innovation Robert Boyle Founder of modern Chemistry Ernest Walton Splits the atom Sir William Rowan Hamilton Modern maths and gaming Sir Francis Beaufort Devised the Beaufort wind force scale George Boole Computer Logic The technical acumen and competency of the people in Galway, as well as their attention to detail and commitment to quality, their passion, this is what makes it special. They get it right rst time. - William H Kucheman, CEO Boston Scientic Extensive Tax Treaty Networks 25% Research and Development tax credit 1st for corporate taxes 6th for ease of paying business taxes USA 40% France 33.3% India 33.9% UK 23% China 25% Ireland 12.5% corporate tax rate in Ireland 12.5% Companies that have chosen Ireland as their European or International base have been able to maximise Irelands competitive tax regime to achieve a high rate of return on their investment axT 3rdfor the availability of skilled people. 50.4% Ireland 43.8% UK 43.2% France 41.8% Netherlands 40.9% Spain 36.5% Germany of population under 35 years old Share of population aged 15-34 with third level qualications is higher in Ireland than in US or UK and above the OECD average Ranks in top 10countries for Global Innovation 1stfor peoples exibility and adaptability 1stin Europe for completion of third level education Dublin, Ireland is ranked as the best city in the world for human capital Favourable demographics and a quality education system ensures a plentiful supply of highly qualied people with excellent technical, language and customer services capabilities alentT 1,153overseas companies have chosen Ireland as their strategic location in Europe of overseas companies rate their investment in Ireland a success SUCCESS 93% Best 1stfor inward investment by quality and value 2ndfor inward investment jobs per capita. 1stfor most attractive country globally for Foreign Direct Investment. Top10countries for ease of starting a business. Ireland scores highly in global business rankings and continues to attract companies from a variety of sectors including ICT, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Engineering, Digital Media, Games and Social Media rack RecordT Ireland is one of the best places in the world to do business. We know that because international surveys consistently place us in the top half dozen locations and, more importantly, because the corporations which have invested here tell us so. WHY Ireland? designed by 50.4% IDA Ireland 2014 Country in the World for Business - Forbes Best Country to invest in Western Europe - Site Selection Magazine April 2014