Investing in Ireland 2018 – Crowe Horwath's Guide to Doing Business in Ireland
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. Furthermore, it has a transparent, common law based legal system and its membership of the EU ensures unrestricted access to EU markets for companies based in Ireland. Ireland 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 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 Ireland:
- 1st in the world for investment incentives for foreign investors
- 1st in the world for labour productivity, flexibility and adaptability of workforce and attitudes toward globalisation.
- 2nd most competitive country in Eurozone
- 6th most competitive economy in the world
Investing in Ireland - 2018 edition