Most visitors to Ireland already know about its remarkable natural beauty, colourful and fascinating cultural heritage and world-famous food and drink. Perhaps only tech industry insiders, however, are aware that Ireland is a global technology powerhouse, home to sizeable sales and support offices for many of the world’s largest tech companies, including Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, all of which have space in Dublin
Indeed, Ireland is an exceptional location in which to establish offices for almost any business, but particularly for those in tech and service industries. Local companies benefit from a highly educated workforce, which has become increasingly diversified thanks to a constant stream of new talent entering the country from Europe and further beyond. Citizens of any EU country are free to move to and work within Ireland, without any limitations.
Work/life balance is important to the Irish, which is fortunate given the sheer volume and variety of things to see and do within a short drive from any of Ireland’s major economic hubs. In a recent poll by Lonely Planet, Ireland was voted the friendliest country in the world. This remarkable laurel is reflected in the country’s remarkably low crime rate, which can also be attributed to an unemployment rate which is consistently below 10%.
If your goal is to service the European market from a base that offers world-class transport, superb living conditions and technological infrastructure then Ireland is a great choice. These are just a few of the many reasons why some of the world’s largest companies are setting up in Ireland.
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