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Doing business in Ireland 2017

Our guide for investing in business-friendly economy of Ireland.

Peter Varley
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Investing in Ireland – a guide to doing business in Eire


As the only native English-speaking member that will be left in the EU post-Brexit, Ireland is ideally positioned to access the internal EU market of 500 million people.

Ireland offers a combination of a highly educated, skilled and flexible workforce, an advanced infrastructure and a pro-business environment. It has a transparent, common law based legal system and its membership of the EU ensures unrestricted access to EU markets for companies. It remains one of the most welcoming places in the world for international business and foreign direct investment, and it is a great place to invest, do business, work, and to live.

Ireland continues to attract a significant level of foreign investment and has experienced strong and consistent growth in a number of key sectors such as:

  • Life sciences
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Consumer and industrial products
  • Financial services

Ireland's prosperity is a product of its success as a trading nation. The IMD World Competitiveness 2016 Yearbook ranked it first for most competitive country in the Eurozone, in Europe, for attitudes towards globalisation, for investment incentives globally that are attractive to foreign investors, and a global first for flexibility and adaptability of people.

Produced by Crowe Ireland

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Peter Varley
Peter Varley
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance