Education in Ireland’s goals and objectives include:

  • To promote Ireland as a quality destination for students
  • To promote and support the international activities of Irish education institutions
  • To act as a national point of contact and referral to and from Irish suppliers of education services and the international market place
  • To promote Irish education expertise as a valuable resource for international institutions, development agencies and governments
  • To liaise with education interests and government to identify and remove barriers to the development of the international education sector

Leading Global Companies in Ireland

Companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success chose to locate in Ireland. Despite a worldwide recession, Ireland continues to attract a huge amount of foreign direct investment (FDI), in fact, Ireland is the second most attractive country globally for FDI – after Singapore. Over 1,000 FDI giants in ICT, Social Media, Pharmaceuticals and Finance have made Ireland the hub of their European operations, with names such as Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pfizer, GSK and Genzyme.

A report ‘Investing in Ireland’ – a survey of foreign direct investors – shows that 97pc of multinational executives plan on maintaining their current stake in Ireland. The survey, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows that the areas of financial services, technology and pharmaceuticals will account for the majority of new jobs.

Irish exports are now at record levels and currently outstripping imports by 2 to 1 providing a huge healthy trade surplus the envy of countries multiple times the size of Ireland.

Apart from a strong foreign owned multinational sector, Ireland also has vibrant indigenous industries. Companies competing on the world stage including CRH, Smurfit Kappa, DCC, Glen Dimplex, Greencore, Kingspan, NTR and Paddy Power.

Half of the medical technology companies in Ireland are Irish and there is a vibrant software sector exporting mainly to the UK and the US. Ireland has a natural competitive advantage in the food and drinks sector. Ireland is the largest exporter of beef in Europe and fourth largest in the world, in fact one in five beef burgers eaten daily in McDonald’s restaurants across Europe is made from Irish beef.

Education in Ireland’s goals and objectives include:

  • To promote Ireland as a quality destination for students
  • To promote and support the international activities of Irish education institutions
  • To act as a national point of contact and referral to and from Irish suppliers of education services and the international market place
  • To promote Irish education expertise as a valuable resource for international institutions, development agencies and governments
  • To liaise with education interests and government to identify and remove barriers to the development of the international education sector

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