Why Ireland?

Ireland is a leading location of choice for global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). A young, highly skilled workforce, business-friendly legislation and a low corporate tax rate of 12.5% have attracted almost 1,000 multinationals to-date to build and expand their businesses in Ireland.

FDI has been at the core of the Irish economy for a number of decades and is now a critical factor in driving Ireland's export led recovery. AIB is the leading bank to FDI and is proud to support multinational companies doing business in Ireland.

97% of FDI companies would recommend Ireland as a country to locate

Key Facts

  • No 1 country in the world to do business (Forbes, December 2013)

  • 1st for flexibility and adaptability (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2013)

  • 1st for investment incentives (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2013)

  • 1st for  business legislation – openness for Foreign Investors (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2013)

  • 1st for Corporate Taxes (IDA Ireland 2014: www.idaireland.com

  • 1st in Europe for completion of 3rd level education (IDA Ireland 2014: www.idaireland.com)

  • 2nd for quality of education (IDA Ireland 2014: www.idaireland.com)

  • 3rd for Availability of skilled labour (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2013)

World Leaders Choose Ireland

  • 9 of the top 10 Global ICT corporations

  • 12 of the top 20 Global Internet Companies

  • 9 of the top 10 Global Pharmaceutical companies

  • 8 of the top 10 Medtech companies

  • 15 of the top 20 Financial Services firms

(Source: IDA Ireland 2014: www.idaireland.com)