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MARKETPLACE

GEOGRAPHY

Area: 70 800 km ²
Inhabitants 3 705 000
Working population 1 750 000 workers
Density inh./ km ² 50
Currency 1 Euro (€)
GNP/Inh. (01) €M 74.3
 
  Work force (01) GDP (01)
Services: 50% 49%
Industry: 42% 46%
Agriculture: 8% 5%

PROFILE

  • A “young” country. 80 years since the Free State was declared, 69% of the population under 44 years old
  • Small internal market ( 3,7 million people)
  • Recent industrial ‘boom’ in the last 20 years High tech industry replacing traditional sectors (textiles, wood, paper)
  • Huge dependency on export (112% of the GNP in 01)
  • Strong development in Service Activities (Banks, Insurance, Help Desk)
  • Strategic place between USA and Europe
  • Still an important dependency on the United Kingdom (26% of Irish total trade)
  • From an ‘emigration country’ to an ‘immigration country’

IRELANDS STRENGTHS

  • Tax policy & grants for external investment
  • Monetary stability (EURO Zone)
  • Cultural / historical link with USA
  • High level of education
  • Large supply of highly skilled employees
  • Unique English speaking country in the Euro Zone
  • Quality of life (Environment, education, health and safety)
  • European financial aid (European Monetary Funds - € 2.5 billion )
  • A young population (69% = under 44 years old)
  • Tourism (6.7 million people a year) - 120,000 full time jobs (9% of the working population. 5% of GNP)

WHY CHOOSE IRELAND

International companies list the following reasons for choosing Ireland as a location:

  • 1. Financial incentives and tax breaks
  • 2. Social Charges (PRSI =12% & Pension =10%)
  • 3. Location on the edge of Europe
  • 4. English speaking
  • 5. Speed of Implementation (low bureaucracy / fast track projects)
  • 6. Skilled, well-educated young workforce
  • 7. Quality of life

MAIN MARKET SECTORS

Main sectors

  • IT & Electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Banks & Services Industry e.g. Call Centres

Tourism
6.7 million tourists in 2000 : 120,000 jobs in this sector Turnover : M€ 656 in 2001

OTHER USEFUL SITES

You may find these sites useful. EMDA make no representations, warranties or undertakings about any of the materials, content or information on any website referred to or accessed by a hypertext link (Third Party Site). The EMDA does not endorse or approve the content of any Third Party Site nor will the EMDA have any liability in connection with any Third Party Site.

Register of Electrical Contractors www.reci.ie
ECSSA www.ecssa.ie
Electro-Technical Council of Ireland www.etci.ie
Government of Ireland www.irlgov.ie
Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment www.entemp.ie
Health and Safety Authority www.has.ie
FAS www.fas.ie
IBEC (Irish Business & Employers’ Confederation) www.ibec.ie
The Revenue Commissioners www.revenue.ie
Central Statistics Office www.cso.ie

 


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