Ireland has consistently provided some of the most attractive long-term returns for companies looking for a European investment location. As a long-standing member of the EU, Ireland provides easy access to a market of almost 500 million people. A wide range of companies have also chosen Ireland as a location from which to expand their markets in the EMEA region. Ireland’s cost competitiveness has also improved in recent years, with labour costs, energy costs and rent costs all decreasing.
Ireland’s talent pool is consistently recognised as a key attraction. There is a wealth of highly qualified workers with excellent technical, language and customer service capabilities. Irish workers also have a reputation for flexibility and innovation, with a strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude.