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Why Ireland?

high quality education

Ireland's worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Ireland is a beautiful island, combining contemporary modern cities with an unspoilt countryside, offering cityscapes steeped in history and landscapes lush with a rich natural habitat. Renowned for friendliness, our safe, English speaking country offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world.

  • STUDY in one of the best education systems in the world for higher education achievements
  • BENEFIT from Ireland's investment in the education system
  • CHOOSE  from over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications
  • ACCESS world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes
  • CONNECT with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland
  • ACHIEVE your ambitions in Europe's most entrepreneurial country
  • JOIN the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland's vibrant culture
  • LIVE in an English speaking country
  • EXPERIENCE living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world

Source: Education in Ireland

world’s biggest and best companies

Ireland is also where some of the world’s biggest and best companies have located key strategic research facilities. And in Ireland, you’ll find a unique ecosystem that sees academic researchers working hand-in-hand with small home-grown and start-up companies in partnership with some of the most powerful multinationals on the planet through a programme for shared research projects developed by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

why do companies invest in Ireland?

Forbes magazine has ranked Ireland as one of the best countries for business. This is not just for large multinationals, but also the potential multinationals of the future. The IDA nurtures these high-growth companies, helping them forge their future success in Ireland. Here are some key points about Ireland:

  • Impressive track record
  • Ireland’s performance as a hub for Foreign Direct Investment is unrivalled
  • Best country in western europe to invest in
  • 1st for flexibility and adaptability of people
  • 1st in the world for inward investment by quality and value
  • 1st in the world for investment incentives in the top 10 most innovative countries in the world


Ireland is home to many of the world’s leading high-performance companies including Intel, Twitter, Pfizer, Citi, Huawei, Takeda, Fujitsu, Novartis and Trend Micro. The country is also positioning itself to become a world leader in the Internet of Things, Big Data, ICT Skills, Energy Efficiency, Health Innovation and Cloud Computing. Located in Ireland are:

  • 16/20 top global software companies
  • 10/10 top pharma companies
  • 13/15 top medical tech companies
  • 8/10 top industrial automation companies
  • 20/25 top financial services companies

Our People & Talent

Our youthful workforce is well-educated, mobile, ambitious and adaptable. We combine competitive salaries with a high standard of living which attracts talent from every corner of the world. It's our people and their skills, rich with creative and cultural DNA, which drives Ireland and its FDI investors' success. In fact, we are one of the most productive economies in the EU. ireland ranks in the top ten globally for quality of the education system university education that meets the needs of a competitive economy knowledge transfer between universities and companies.



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