Investing in foreign countries can be complex and often it can be a challenge to know where to start. Our multidisciplinary Foreign Direct Investment specialist teams can assist in planning your initial investment decision, and following establishment, will be on hand to assist with your accounting, compliance and advisory requirements across many disciplines. A market leading provider of professional services, RSM helps international businesses navigate complexity in making Foreign Direct Investments.
We have developed our RSM FDI specific country guides to provide you with an overview of the FDI environment and our services. You can see the guide to investing in Ireland below.
For more specific information, please contact one of our dedicated Foreign Direct Investment experts to benefit from tailored specialist knowledge.
Please note this guide is designed to provide general information only and does not constitute professional advice.
Opportunities in Ireland for companies moving to Europe
Ireland has a strong track record as an attractive jurisdiction to conduct business. It has been ranked the best country in Western Europe to do business in. Ireland’s geographical location and strong international flight connections make it a convenient hub to access to the US, UK, European and the Middle Eastern markets.
What is the market in Ireland known for?
Ireland is a central hub for the following sectors; ICT, Pharma, Medical Devices, Financial Services, Gaming and Agri-foods. Ireland is home to the top 5 global software companies, top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 20 of the top 25 financial services companies.
What is the market opportunity in Ireland?
As a long term and committed member of the European Union, Ireland is an attractive hub for Foreign Direct Investment (‘FDI’) business. It is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone and provides businesses with direct access to the European market.
Business formation and entity choice in Ireland
The two main types of company in Ireland are private and public companies. Most companies registered in Ireland are private companies limited by shares. This is the most popular form of business entity for inward investment projects. The shareholders of a private limited company have limited liability while public limited companies are established when securities are listed or offered to the public.
Capitalising on opportunity in Ireland
We know that expanding internationally entails many considerations. When entering a new market, our multidiscipline team will be on hand to act as the focal point for your accounting, compliance and advisory requirements.