One of the cornerstones of the Irish Government’s National Development Plan 2007-2013 is a commitment to continued, sustainable economic growth – and with more than 1,200 overseas companies already doing business worldwide from Ireland, it is clearly delivering on that vision.
Ireland boasts seven Nobel Laureates, including Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney.
Companies operating in Ireland benefit from one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world, tax credits for incremental expenditure on research and development, a comprehensive double taxation treaty network and one of the most advanced telecommunications infrastructures in Europe.
Internationally, Ireland has been placed 11th out of 82 countries in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s business environment rankings for 2008-2012. This is a measure of the attractiveness of a country’s business environment and reflective of the main criteria used by companies to formulate their global business strategies and investment location decisions.