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Landscape of IT Software in Ireland

Software Companies in Ireland:

Ireland is the world’s second largest software exporter, Ireland is recognized internationally as a leading location for companies in the Software sector.
Sixteen out of the top 20 global technology firms have strategic operations in Ireland, including Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook.
It is home to over 900 Software companies, including both multinational and indigenous firms, employing 24,000 people and generating €16 billion of exports annually.
The sector’s wide-ranging activities include Software Development, R&D, Business Services and EMEA/International headquarters.

Reason's for Ireland's Advantage

Flexible Talent
  • Ireland’s young, highly skilled, flexible workforce fuelled the rapid growth of the country’s Software sector.
  • Government’s extensive investment by the State in education and research.
  • Ireland now proudly boasts the third highest proportion of maths, science and computer graduates in the 20-29 age group in the EU.
Research & Development
  • Investment of Irish government in R&D in both industry and third-level institutions.
  • Corporate R&D activity is supported by world-class software research centres, established by Science Foundation Ireland and supported by the Irish Government.
  • Multinational Companies invest directly into the Irish economy approx. €19.2bn including expenditure on Irish materials and services, with a total of €7.5bn, and an annual payroll spend of €11.7bn.
World Position
  • Ireland is a stable, competitive, secure and pro-business country.
  • Ireland is a committed member of the EU Single Market and the Eurozone.
  • Ireland has a highly skilled, educated, young and multicultural population.

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