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Food Investment

Ireland is at the forefront of the global food evolution, shaping new tastes and driving innovation and sustainable growth. 

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At the forefront of food evolution

Ireland's food ecosystem is delivering major strides in food innovation thanks to a set of unique conditions, including high-quality raw materials, world-class R&D facilities, a skilled workforce and a government that invests in innovation. 

We are home to some of the world’s biggest food brands including Abbott and Mondelez. 

If your business is focused on the evolution of food and delivering sustainable, innovative solutions to international food challenges, Ireland offers a collaborative environment and a strong support ecosystem.

Ireland’s food and beverage sector is shaping new tastes and categories

A highly educated workforce

Over 50% of 30–34-year-olds have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, compared to an EU average of 40%. We are in the global top ten for the availability of skilled labour and our national skills strategy ensures the quality and relevance of our education and training base.

Green, sustainable food production

Ireland has a long track record in farming, food standards and production systems. Our quality assurance marks, such as the Bord Bia mark, are recognised the world over and are the reason why consumers across the globe choose products of Irish origin.

Leaders in innovation and R&D

The Irish food industry benefits from exceptional levels of collaboration between industry, academia, the state and regulators. We have numerous leading food science university programmes, working in partnership with industry to deliver the world’s largest advancements in agrifood innovation.

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