Ireland’s business environment offers many advantages for those looking to expand to the region. After recovering from the 2008 financial crisis, business in Ireland has stabilized and the economy is thriving with a business environment that centers on financial services, high tech, and life sciences.
Its low corporate taxes and a talented high-tech labor pool make investing in Ireland an attractive option. However, uncertainty surrounding "Brexit" poses a risk to Ireland's economy as changes in international taxation policies remain uncertain—potentially impacting revenues and global trade.
If you’re considering starting a business in Ireland, you will benefit from the second-lowest corporate tax rate in Europe (12.5%) and have several entity types to choose from, including: Private Company Limited by Shares (LTD), Designated Activity Company (DAC) Limited by Shares, Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) having a Share Capital, and External Company (Irish Branch).
Check out our country guide to learn more key facts about doing business in Ireland.