Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. We partner with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland.

Over the past 60 years IDA Ireland has evolved to become a global force in attracting FDI to Ireland and a key influencer in the development of the Irish economy and its reputation abroad.


A Model for FDI Worldwide

IDA Ireland's current strategy is based on a policy of attracting investors from a range of industry sectors who are seeking the best location for their Advanced Manufacturing, Global Business Services and R&D operations. You can find further information about our strategy in: Winning: Foreign Direct Investment 2015-2019

We favour green lights over red tape, which is why we are one of the best countries in the world for ease of doing business (Forbes). New business is welcomed and supported by the flow of talent coming from our schools, universities and abroad, to work for high-performing companies across a range of cutting-edge sectors. 

Ireland is home to 1,200 overseas company operations and continues to attract companies from sectors such as ICT, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Internet, Engineering and Business Services. 


How IDA Ireland can help

IDA Ireland actively plans for success. As Ireland's inward promotion agency, we partner with established companies, both large and small, working with them every step of the way to achieve a smooth, fast and successful set-up of their operations in Ireland.

Investing abroad raises all sorts of concerns, but IDA Ireland has got your back. As Ireland's FDI agency we have partnered with over 1,200 clients, helping them not only establish but ramp up their Irish operations. Partner with us and you will soon understand why Ireland wins for ease of doing business.

Setting up an international operation can be a complex task, but with one FDI agency to look after and advise you on everything related to your move, IDA Ireland makes your task a lot easier.



IDA Ireland offers a range of services to companies considering investing in Ireland. From facts and funding to site visits and property solutions, we've got the answers to your FDI questions.

If you are seeking to establish business operations abroad you will obviously want to talk to people who are knowledgeable about your sector and have local knowledge and experience. That's why we have sector specialists working globally in teams to give you the information and make the connections you need.

We provide information on tax, skills, education and research programmes, labour law, investment opportunities, operating costs, infrastructure, support services, etc. IDA Ireland also compiles information and statistics on key business sectors and regional locations in Ireland. Further reports on FDI in Ireland, including activities such as R&D and the overall economy, are also regularly produced.

Making Connections
A key function of IDA Ireland is facilitating introductions to peer companies and industry groups. We also make connections between companies and third-level institutions and research centres to ensure the necessary skills, experience and research capabilities exist to drive their business.

Grants & Funding
Funding and grants are available to those considering foreign direct investment in Ireland. These are offered to both new and existing clients. All funding is negotiated on a case by case basis in compliance with EU and Irish legislation. The level and availability of support is dependent on location and size of the company. Training grants are available across the country to develop the competitive capabilities of companies already located in Ireland.

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