Why locate in Ireland?
Five great reasons why many entrepreneurs are starting their businesses in Ireland
There are many excellent reasons to locate your new start-up in Ireland. From our favourable low tax regime and supportive environment for start-ups, to the availability of well-educated workforce and on a personal level, Ireland is simply a great place to live.
Read on to find out why you should consider joining the growing list of entrepreneurs who have chosen to base their businesses in Ireland.
- Ireland is a start-up friendly environment
Ireland is a low bureaucracy, low tax and stable environment that is very supportive of entrepreneurs. Ireland is traditionally ranked high in key ‘doing business’ rankings. Irish people are willing to share knowledge and to network. In addition, it is easy to find an affordable co-working space in nearly every corner of the country. One recent government initiative is ‘Knowledge Development Box’. It offers a preferential tax rate on assets such as patents which are managed from Ireland and located here.
- Ireland is a world leader in key innovative sectors
Ireland is home to world-class companies and research centers in sectors such as ICT, life sciences, gaming, financial services and food & beverages. This gives start-ups locating in Ireland easy access to quality staff, experienced entrepreneurs, investors, suppliers, research institutes and other support services with deep expertise in these sectors. For instance, your business can benefit from access to Irish expertise and technology through Knowledge Transfer Ireland portal.
- Ireland is a dynamic source of start-up funding and support programmes
Ireland-based start-ups have access to an extensive range of start-up support programmes and from a funding perspective, many types of investor who between them can satisfy the needs of companies across all stages of their growth. The level of funding and grants available is high by international standards. Enterprise Ireland has been ranked third in the world for seed investment by international investment platform, PitchBook.
- Ireland is a great place to live and work
Ireland is an ideal location to live and work with great opportunities for business and a family-friendly environment. With a broad and well educated workforce, it is also a good place to recruit and retain local and international talent. Learn more about living in Ireland.
- Ireland is a gateway to world markets
Ireland is one of the most open and globally connected countries in the world. Its geographic position, easy transport links to Europe, the US and the Middle East; and membership of the EU and Eurozone provides easy access to international markets. Learn more about Ireland as a base for accessing world markets.