Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. The agency manages an investor portfolio of 1,200 international companies, employing more than 175,000 people and generating total exports of €125 billion.
Today, Ireland is home to leading technology and financial services companies including Amazon, Apple, BAML, Citi, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Twitter, Wells Fargo and Yahoo. Specifically looking at the payments space, Chase Paymentech, Elavon, First Data, Global Payments, MasterCard, PayPal, Stripe and Vesta have all chosen Ireland.
Ireland continues to win international investments from global corporations because it is seen as a business location where the workforce, as well as being highly qualified, has a unique capacity to improve, to innovate and to initiate new ideas and new ways of working that can make business more dynamic, more efficient and ultimately more profitable.