Ireland’s strategic location, on the axis between the American and European continents, places it right at the heart of the trading world. Today, Ireland is one of the world’s most global countries in terms of political, economic and technological integration. Over the last decade, the Irish economy has grown faster than anywhere else in Europe.
Ireland’s pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax rate and educated workforce have been the basis for its impressive track record for success. This reputation has attracted 7 of the world’s leading global ICT companies, 9 of the top 10 global software companies, 3 of the top 5 games companies, and many more involved in the ICT industries. Having developed one of the highest concentrations of ICT activity and employment in the OECD, the country has secured its reputation as a thriving ICT hub.
The infrastructure is first rate. Supplies of energy and communication services are both reliable and stable. Ireland provides one of the most suitable environments for data centre infrastructure, with a cool climate and low risk for natural disasters. Recent investment in wind farms are one of renewable energy initiatives.