With enough output to feed eight times its population, Ireland has been chosen as a strategic base by major food and drink companies like Danone, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Mondelez to sell to European or global markets.
Ireland is a globally-competitive location for inward investment
Ireland isn’t just a great place to add value to food and drink - it also has strategic clusters of leading global companies in life sciences, ICT, engineering, cleantech, business and financial services and digital media.
Eight of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical firms manufacture here, as do 15 of the top 25 medical devices companies. ICT and technology firms have long regarded Ireland as a favourite location for selling products and services to European markets and further afield. They also frequently choose Ireland as a base for global business services and functions like R&D and head office.
- a strategic English-speaking location with easy access to the EMEA region for exports of goods and services
- excellent IT skills and infrastructure, including a state-of-the-art telecoms infrastructure
- strong collaboration between industry and academia on commercial R&D and innovation, supported by government funding and promotion
- a legal framework that supports the development, exploitation and protection of Intellectual Property rights